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College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Fredonia can give you the foundation of knowledge necessary for today's rapidly changing world.

Fredonia provides students both breadth and depth of educational experiences. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers over 40 majors within the humanities, natural sciences, and social and behavioral sciences. Our programs are the “backbone” of a liberal arts experience; the coursework that composes a university education and provides the foundation for a meaningful life, career fulfillment, and the flexibility necessary for today's rapidly changing world.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is dedicated to the teacher-scholar model and students are at the center of everything we do.  Accordingly, our professors are active in their respective areas of study; in fact, many are known nationally and internationally for their work.  These same professors, largely through their desire to share ways of acquiring knowledge, provide students with a variety of experiential learning opportunities, including internships, field research, laboratory work, creative endeavors, and study away.  Because students are able to work closely with their professors in a wide variety of settings, they are able to put theory to practice, receive in-depth mentoring, and actively explore personal interests along the way to their degrees.  In fact, we see learning as a collaborative process requiring close interactions between students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community.  The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences prides itself on the creation of a community of scholars where the usual lines of demarcation between teacher and student, campus and community, and arts and sciences are blurred.

Dr. J. Andy Karafa, Dean

Dr. J. Andy Karafa

Dean

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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Carmen Rivera

Carmen Rivera

Associate Dean

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