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A strong foundation for success

The College of Liberal and Applied Arts is, in many ways, the heart of SFA. No student is educated without a strong liberal arts foundation. We develop the skills that equip a student for a lifetime of success. Since the job market of the future will be different in unknown ways, students must be prepared to make connections between bodies of information, to interact in an international environment and to shift seamlessly from one career to another. We have shaped our curriculum to accomplish these goals by delivering an education that combines intellect with practical approaches toward knowledge. 

A message from the dean, Dr. Brian Murphy

Our faculty members are devoted to teaching, and it shows. A recent survey of alumni revealed that 88% claimed being prepared for employment upon graduation. This high level of achievement continues for current students, with 77% expressing satisfaction with the quality of their academic major. Few colleges nationally perform at such a high level of excellence. To us, students matter above all else. 

We invite you to visit or contact us to explore possibilities. Our mission is to be a resource for students and for the community at large. We are always open to new ideas and opportunities. 

Brian Murphy, PhD
Dean, College of Liberal and Applied Arts



College of Liberal and Applied Arts

Ferguson Building 
Room 273   

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13033, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962