The College of Liberal Arts aims to stimulate and develop students’ thought processes and intellectual capabilities, and increase their abilities to consider, compare and communicate within a broad range of disciplines, traditions and world-views. Liberal arts students are inquisitive and insightful, and share a rich cultural understanding of the world in which they live. The majors and various elective courses available in the College promote three elements essential for success in the job market of the 21st Century: creativity, critical thinking and communication. In a world where people change careers an average of five times or more, the adaptability gained through a liberal arts education is invaluable.

Two majors are currently available within the College of Liberal Arts: English in the Global Setting; and Psychology. A third major, Communication with a focus on Public Relations, will be offered soon, as we continue to add programs in the development of the College. Majors in the liberal arts generally allow more free electives than majors in other colleges, so Liberal Arts students have more freedom to choose courses to either specialize within their major or add other areas of specialization. In U.S. higher education, it is very common to pursue a “minor” that complements the major., with both appearing on your transcript at graduation. For instance, a student who wants to go into advertising as a career might do a major in English and a minor in Psychology. Students with major/minor combinations of this sort, designed for a particular career path, are appealing to both employers and graduate schools.

Associate Dean:David Purnell, Ph.D.

Assistant to the Dean, Xiang Bingling

College Specialist:Xu Menglu