A challenging liberal arts program of study is central to the identity and mission of Fort Lewis College. Designated as Colorado's only public liberal arts college by the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, Fort Lewis College supports a 21st-century liberal arts faculty and curriculum that are housed within the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
With nine departments, the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences offers 11 undergraduate baccalaureate degrees in classical liberal arts disciplines, supports 20 minors and one program, and offers the majority of General Education courses required for every Fort Lewis College degree. In addition, we play a major role in the Fort Lewis College Teacher Education Programs and in the formation and professional development of teachers, offering coursework that prepares students for careers as secondary teachers.
Students who major in one of the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences departments will pursue coursework and complete curricular and co-curricular activities as they enter into a community of learners. Supported by caring and knowledgeable faculty members, students will be encouraged and challenged to seek academic, personal, and professional excellence. Such exposure to new ideas, the furtherance of world and self-understandings, and the skills and abilities learned will provide career opportunities, an enriched life as a thoughtful lifelong learner, and responsible citizen involvement.