Mission Statement

The College of Arts and Sciences is the academic foundation of Kansas State University. A strong system of higher education is the state's main resource for developing leaders with vision and informed participants in civic life. Physicians, scientists, talented artists, highly competent teachers, and other professionals depend heavily on liberal education. In a world where effective career skills must include critical thinking, adaptability, tolerance, aesthetic judgement, and a capacity for lifelong learning, the disciplines of the arts and sciences provide learning experiences, not only an education for productive employment, but also an education for an enriched life.