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Stephen F. Austin State University

College Mission

College Mission

The College of Liberal & Applied Arts is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, scholarship, creative work, and service. The schools, departments, and programs of the College prepare students for their future endeavors in the global community and encourage lifelong intellectual and aesthetic enrichment.


Our commitment is to deliver an education that combines intellectual with practical approaches toward knowledge. Since the job market of the future will be different in unknown ways, students must be equipped to make connections between bodies of information, to interact in an international environment, and to shift easily from one career to another. We are shaping our curriculum to accomplish these goals and, as a result, to provide an education designed for the 21st century.