Message from the Dean
What do I want to study? Where do I want to live during my college years? What doors will my college degree open for me when I graduate? These and other questions make choosing a college one of the most important and difficult tasks you will ever face. You may feel you are on a treasure-hunt right now, trying to discover the answers to many of the important questions you have regarding your college search.
Each college has its own mission and philosophy of education. At the College of General Studies, we offer students a two-year, team-taught, interdisciplinary core curriculum. We believe that an educated person must have a firm grounding in the liberal arts: natural science, social science, humanities, and rhetoric. We know that our students receive the same advantages offered by the finest liberal arts colleges—small classes taught by full-time faculty with PhDs in their fields—while they are enrolled in one of the best research universities in the country.
Our alumni are successful in communications, business, medicine, law, government, and education. Current students, alumni, and faculty are eager to speak with you about the advantages of beginning your university education at the College of General Studies, and we encourage you to seek us out for more information.
Dean & Professor Humanities