Mission Statement

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Iowa prepares students to be knowledgeable, engaged citizens who respond creatively and flexibly to the challenges of a diverse and changing world. The College advances scholarly and creative endeavors through the study of all aspects of human experience and behavior, as well as the properties and behavior of the world around us. Faculty and staff use this research and creative activity to enhance undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, and to engage with the people of Iowa, the nation, and the world. The College conducts its activities in, and serves as a model for, a culturally diverse, technologically advanced, and globally conscious community.

To further its mission, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences has a Strategic Plan for 2016–2021 that sets out goals in vital areas: (1) Advancing research, scholarship, and creative activity; (2) Enriching undergraduate and graduate education; (3) Promoting outreach and public engagement; and (4) Creating a culturally diverse and globally conscious community.