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Our Mission

The College of Arts and Sciences fosters excellence in the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences and provides a foundation for intellectual and creative experiences across Washington State University. We apply diverse perspectives to understand and transform the world, enrich lives, and meet societal needs.

Inquiry is central to our work. We address fundamental questions through research, scholarship, and creative activity. Our efforts advance the frontiers of knowledge and artistic expression, as well as the mission and strategic goals of the University.

The college is uniquely positioned to pursue liberal, broad-based learning, in which inquiry and teaching proceed in tandem. We challenge our students and ourselves to think rationally, critically, and creatively for lifelong engagement in our human and natural worlds.

We are committed to outreach that promotes the common good and that empowers local, state, national, and global communities.

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