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Liberal Arts Needs Your Support

The College of Liberal Arts is fortunate to have former students and friends who are committed to moving the college to the forefront of education at Texas A&M University. The partnerships with our former students and friends allows our college to meet our goals of providing a transformational learning experience to each student, conducting research that has a national and global impact, and providing a platform for civic engagement and outreach.

Texas A&M University announced a $4 billion capital campaign in November 2014. Each college is responsible for fundraising for their key initiatives believe to have the greatest impact on our state, nation, and world. Below are the areas Liberal Arts will focus its fundraising efforts.

  • First-generation scholarships
  • Brain science
  • Behavioral economics
  • Entrepreneurship studies

Learn more about our key initiatives, ways to get involved with the college, and how you can invest in the future of Liberal Arts.

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Charean Williams ‘86 used her love for football, passion for journalism, and devotion to Texas A&M University to blaze a trail for women in NFL coverage.

Hand holding a fall leaf with the Academic Building in the background.

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November 22, 2021

Here are seven signs to look for when falling in love with Aggieland this Autumn.

  • 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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