Welcome to Middle Tennessee State University's College of Liberal Arts!
More than 3,600 students major in fields
housed in the ten academic departments of the MTSU College of
Our disciplines encompass the
arts, the humanities, and the social sciences.
In addition, much of the
university's General Education program is located within
our college, so virtually every MTSU student will take some
classes with us.
Our academic offerings range
from freshman survey courses to Ph.D.s. in English and Public
The college offers several
dozen undergraduate majors, nearly 30 interdisciplinary minors,
and ten graduate degrees.
The heart of the college is
our faculty, and we have more than 300 full-time faculty
In addition to our academic departments, a
variety of other units call Liberal Arts home, including the
Center for Historic Preservation, the Albert Gore Research
Center, the University Writing Center, the Governor's School
for the Arts, the Mineral, Gem, and Fossil Museum, and the
Forensic Institute for Research and Education (FIRE).
Ours is a dynamic college, with new
programs and approaches constantly being added.
Yet we remain committed to
the ideals of a classical liberal arts education, which
introduces students to the broader world and, we hope, provides
them a framework with which to understand it.
Moreover, the liberal
arts focus on developing students' ability to read,
write, and think critically.
In addition to the intrinsic
value of acquiring those skills, employers increasingly report
that they look for broadly-trained and quick-learning employees
who can respond to the demands of our rapidly changing society.
Our college is not all about work, however. We offer a variety of extra-curricular activities open to all students. These include:
We pride ourselves on being a "student friendly"; college. The dean's office is in Todd 231, while the college advisors and graduation coordinator are in Todd 221. Please stop by if we can help you.
In the meantime, take a look at our departmental web pages for more information. We think you'll like what you see.
Dr. Mark Byrnes, Dean, College of Liberal Arts