State University of New York at Fredonia
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

News

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Mission, Vision, and Core Values Statement

See Fredonia Science Center building plans and features. The new building will create an environment that enables state of the art faculty research and facilitates the inclusion of students in that research.

To view the poster from the first annual College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Research Day that was held on March 23, click here.

Updates for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

October 2010

December 2010

September 2011

Minutes from Chairs' Meetings

September 1, 2010

October 6, 2010

November 3, 2010

December 1, 2010

February 2, 2011

March 2, 2011

April 6, 2011

September 7, 2011

October 5, 2011

December 7, 2011

February 1, 2012

Message from the Dean: dean's picture

Comprised of 15 departments - Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Communication, Communication Disorders & Sciences, Computer and Information Sciences, English, Geosciences, History, Mathematical Sciences, World Languages & Culture, Philosophy, Physics, Politicals and International Affairs, PsychologySociology, Anthropology, Social Work & Criminal Justice - the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is at the heart of Fredonia’s educational mission. Our approximately 3,700 students are served by 215 full-time and 154 part-time faculty. This group of distinguished scholars, researchers, and artists, are bound together by a commitment to sharing their talents, knowledge, and expertise with their students.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is responsible for almost all general education courses that are taken by all students, regardless of their major. We offer 60 undergraduate majors and 9 graduate programs. Our students earn traditional liberal arts and sciences degrees in fields such as Biology, Chemistry, Math, Philosophy, English, History, Physics, and Psychology. Students in these programs are well-trained for graduate school; these programs also serve as pre-professional majors for students who desire to go to law school, medical school, and other professional training programs. We also offer programs that lead to teacher certification in Science Education, Math, English, Spanish, French, Social Studies, Music, and History. Our arts programs train students to enter such fields as dance, acting, graphic design, technical theatre, and sound recording technology.

Students in the College find an environment which promotes active learning. We feature many small classes—particularly upper-division classes—and many opportunities for students to work closely with faculty members in laboratory and studio settings. At the center of cultural life on campus, arts students have many opportunities to participate in theatre and dance productions, musical events, and art exhibitions. Students will find many opportunities to pursue internships and international study. Furthermore, we will be breaking ground on a new $60 million Science Building. The building is designed to promote active and interdisciplinary approaches to learning. It will serve as the cornerstone to our university-wide commitment to placing more emphasis on science education.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers students a rich intellectual and cultural environment in which to study, both within and outside the classroom. If you would like to know more about the College, I encourage you to contact me or any of the chairs of our academic units.

John L. Kijinski, Ph.D.
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


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