The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college on campus and includes 18 departments; 11 programs and institutes; and about 11,000 students. It awards approximately 2,000 degrees per year.
The mission of the College of Arts and Sciences is to share, transmit and expand knowledge in those areas represented by the Humanities and Natural Sciences, in an intellectually broadening program of study in the liberal arts. At the graduate level, students pursue original research or creative activity under faculty guidance. The resulting contributions, together with faculty research, teaching and service, benefit society and expand its knowledge base.