Capitalizing on the diversity and expertise of our faculty, we provide the graduates of all of the university’s academic divisions a solid foundation in the liberal arts and sciences. With emphases on writing, critical thinking and interdisciplinarity, our academic programs introduce students to the major branches of knowledge and to research methods in the various disciplines and professional programs. Our upper-division and graduate programs prepare students for leadership roles in the arts, sciences, business and industry, education, government, health organizations and social-service agencies. We are committed to lifelong learning and civic engagement.