College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is to prepare the responsible student for citizenship, personal growth, and the 21st century workplace by striving to provide value-centered liberal arts education anytime, anyplace at an affordable cost.

In the accomplishment of this mission, the college takes special pride in helping Fort Hays State University serve as the door of opportunity for generations of rural and urban citizens who might otherwise never discover the intellectual challenges and benefits of a liberal arts education because of the cost of American elite, private colleges. The word liberal is derived from the Latin root “libertas” meaning “freedom.” The combining of the knowledge, skills, and perspective of the arts and sciences with professional study in a particular field provides the individual learner with the freedom to realize one’s potential as a human being. Liberal education is not only education for employment; it is education for life that empowers the individual to assume many roles in a complex world where future careers in the emerging knowledge society have yet to be discovered.

College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences