Welcome from the Dean
Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University, where we prepare leaders for Texas and the world. This is a place where faculty and students tackle some of the most complex challenges we face both as individuals and as a society. Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, a parent, a colleague from another school, or just curious about Liberal Arts, I invite you to browse our site and learn more about what makes us so good at what we do, and why our faculty and students are able to achieve so much.
The College of Liberal Arts is at the heart of student life at this great university. Through the largest collegiate faculty on campus, Liberal Arts provides fully 25 percent of undergraduate education at Texas A&M. All undergraduates take at least 27 hours in the social sciences, humanities, and the arts as part of the core curriculum.
This is not through happenstance; a broad liberal arts education provides a solid foundation in understanding the social, political, cultural, and economic forces at play in an increasingly interdependent world. I like to refer to this foundation as the Cornerstone of Leadership, where our students hone the vital skills required of leaders – effective written and spoken communication, critical thinking, creative problem-solving, and understanding the global dimensions of modern society.
In the College of Liberal Arts, teaching and research are vitally intertwined. Our College is home to world-class faculty who put their research knowledge and skills to work in the classroom. We offer the type of educational experience that only a tier one research university can provide – one where the people that transfer knowledge also create it. Thus, our students learn that serious reflection is both open to the new and respectful of the past.
For all of these reasons, our Liberal Arts graduates leave Texas A&M prepared for many career paths. The possibilities are endless, and include fields such as law, marketing, editing and publishing, technical writing, public relations, politics, education, foreign service, field research, and public service – and much more.
You will find evidence of our commitment to provide the cornerstone of leadership on each page of this website. If you have any questions about the College of Liberal Arts and its programs, please contact my office. We look forward to telling you more about the College of Liberal Arts.
José Luis Bermúdez