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The College of Arts and Sciences is an intellectual center where fundamental knowledge in the humanities, social and natural sciences, and mathematics is created, preserved and communicated. The liberal education facet of our academic programs helps our students become life-long learners who can think clearly and critically, communicate precisely and effectively, and interpret with insight, imagination and compassion. Our academic programs also provide the practical and theoretical knowledge required for successful careers and/or for advanced studies in graduate and professional schools. Our faculty members engage their undergraduate and graduate students in collaborative scholarly projects to further enhance their educational experience. The College of Arts and Sciences, which teaches over 70 percent of the general education curriculum, is dedicated to the ideal of serving all students at WIU with an education committed to excellence.

Our Mission Statement

The College of Arts and Sciences provides a premier learning experience at the undergraduate and graduate level through the faculty’s dedication to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. The College presents countless opportunity to enhance students’ knowledge and qualifications for employment or advanced studies, and challenges them to become life-long learners and contributing members of society.

Our Vision Statement

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to creating a learning community rich in faculty-student collaboration on research and scholarly endeavors, promoting in our students an appreciation of diversity, providing guided experiences through internships, community-based learning and practical experiences, and instilling intellectual agility and the habits of mind and spirit necessary for living a fulfilled life in a rapidly changing world.