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Gordy Sauer

On the Trail to Success

September 27, 2021

Former student Gordy Sauer ‘05, shares the story behind his debut novel “Child in the Valley” and how his Aggie experience shaped his writing career.

Clayton W. Willaims, Jr. Alumni Center Ring Plaza

Celebrating Three Years of Friendship: A Ring Day Story

September 24, 2021

Thankful for the friendship and support she’s received through her scholarship, Therese Wales ‘22 is celebrating her Ring Day with her scholarship donor Helen Jenswold.

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How to Identify and Talk About Suicidal Tendencies

September 22, 2021

Clinical psychologist Mary Meagher discusses important information about suicide awareness and prevention including how we can help those struggling with suicidal thoughts and tendencies.

  • 20:1
    Student to teacher ratio
     
  • 2,613
    Degrees awarded in 2019
     
  • 25%
    First generation college students
     
  • $17.5M
    Annual research expenditures
    Source: TAMU Accountability for FY 2019 – September 2020

Message from the Dean

Howdy, and welcome to the College of Liberal Arts!

We invite you to come and learn about yourself, others, and the world around you. The phrase “liberal arts” goes back to ancient Greece and Rome. The artes liberales involved a broad but extensive education: mathematics and geometry, astronomy, grammar, public speaking, philosophy, logic, ethics, and physics. It was the very breadth and depth of knowledge that allowed a free citizen to serve the public good.

Today, scholars in liberal arts study the human condition in many fields of humanities and social sciences. Our professors stand at the forefront of the production and dissemination of new knowledge; they are nationally and internationally recognized for their scholarship. But, they are not just renowned researchers—they are dedicated instructors who teach a third of the core curriculum for all Aggies. They train our undergraduate majors to become the next generation of leaders and citizens and mentor our graduate students who study in nationally and internationally ranked programs.

Employers value liberal arts students’ broad-based and interdisciplinary education but also their skillsets: communication, critical thinking, collaborative and creative problem solving, commitment to diversity, and cultural sensitivity. It’s no surprise then that over a third of all Fortune 500 CEOs have a liberal arts degree. Forget stereotypes: a major in liberal arts is not a pathway to teaching and non-profits (although it can be); it puts you on a journey to a rewarding career.

Whether you’re visiting our website as a student, potential student, parent, former student, donor, or simply a friend of the college, please accept my most warm and sincere welcome! I’m glad you decided to stop by and hope you find the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University as broad and extensive in our depth of knowledge as the Greeks and Romans found the artes liberales!

Thanks and Gig ‘em, 
Steven M. Oberhelman
Interim Dean

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