At the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, our disciplines are as diverse as our students. Our many departments, applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs unite behind the shared goal of educating critical and imaginative thinkers through inquiry and engagement. Our award-winning faculty create a collaborative culture with researchers across our campus and throughout the world to discover new ways of thinking and to deliver solutions in areas of greatest need. We encourage students to dream big, to challenge themselves, to take risks, to be successful. We cultivate leadership, self-confidence, connectivity and persistence. We support analytical and evaluative thinking skills, multicultural awareness and responsiveness to a world increasingly characterized by diversity and change.