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Statement of Purpose

Purpose

The College of Arts & Sciences provides learning opportunities in the academic disciplines relating to mankind’s cultural, social and scientific achievements. Through general education courses in the College of Arts & Sciences, all Liberty University students receive instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics and thereby are better prepared to respond effectively to the issues of contemporary life.

The College offers instruction in counseling, English, family and consumer sciences, French, geography, history, linguistics, mathematics, military science, music, philosophy, physical science, physics, psychology, sociology, Spanish, and Teaching English as a Second Language/Foreign Language.

Aims

The College of Arts & Sciences, through its various departments, aims to provide:

  1. A coherent academic program in each discipline in which a major is offered utilizing a selection of developmental and honors courses taught by faculty who are knowledgeable and are effective communicators.
  2. A breadth of offerings in the liberal arts that integrates human knowledge across traditional disciplinary lines and partially fulfills the general education requirements of the university.
  3. An assessment of students’ academic growth through standardized tests, academic portfolios or other appropriate means together with one or more of the following: a senior exit interview, senior seminar or capstone course, senior thesis/project or senior exit examination.
  4. A faculty advisor who can assist students in making wise academic decisions and offer accurate advice on career opportunities in the major disciplines.
  5. A number of opportunities to refine students’ communication skills.
  6. A clearly articulated set of expectations with respect to academic responsibility and accountability integrated with biblical principles as a vital part of preparation for citizenship and Christian living.