From its inception, the College of Arts & Sciences has been entrusted with the responsibility for providing the liberal education central to the mission of Washburn University. Maintaining a standard of excellence in all of its programs, the College strives to motivate and challenge students to develop creative thinking, aesthetic awareness, and discriminating judgment, as well as a sense of purpose and a zeal for continued independent and formal learning.
Through its faculty, the College remains the advocate for liberal education as a force for adaption to an ever-changing world. Faculty commitment to the triad of teaching, scholarship and service helps guide students in specialized ways while exposing them to broad areas of knowledge encompassed by liberal education. This combination of generalized and specialized learning leads to the integrated understanding characteristic of an educated person.