Our Faculty Are Making Great Strides
The College of Liberal Arts comprises faculty and staff who dedicate themselves to providing a transformational learning experience for our students, conducting research that changes fields of study, and fostering inclusive and welcoming learning environments and workplaces. Together, we are all fulfilling our college motto of "Knowledge for Life" through our research, teaching, support, service, and outreach.
We can continue to be successful because of the contributions of our outstanding employees. Our faculty are leaders in their fields and have brought Liberal Arts education to the forefront of Texas A&M. Our dedicated staff provide the outstanding support needed for student and faculty success. We invite you to learn more about the resources we offer to facilitate their academic and research initiatives.
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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