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Mission Statement

The College of Liberal Arts is dedicated to investigating and enhancing our knowledge of the world and of humankind through teaching, research, and service.

The College of Liberal Arts is the oldest and largest college at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and it is dedicated to the overarching principles articulated in the institution's mission statement: excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, in research, and in public service. The primary focus of the Liberal Arts is the consideration and development of intellectual skills that respond to the changing world in which we live. Intellectual and creative foundations of this enterprise are the art of written and oral communication, a keen sense of critical analysis and reasoning, and the ability to employ creative ways to solve problems. Each curriculum is based on research and teaching opportunities that span the diversity of the college and present a perspective of the past, an understanding of the present, and the flexibility to face the challenges of the future.