Our Mission Statement
The College of Arts and Sciences provides a solid foundation that is integral to the education of all Clayton State University students. Through our faculty and programs in the humanities, arts, sciences and social sciences, we encourage the quest for a deeper understanding of the human condition and we foster personal commitment to lifelong learning and responsible citizenship for the global community. We are dedicated to helping students develop the skills demanded in the modern workplace (e.g. effective communication skills and scientific and technological capabilities), while promoting intellectual curiosity, aesthetic values, digital literacy, and respect and appreciation for diversity and complexity. We strive to provide students with a rigorous grounding in their chosen fields, an acute awareness of the interconnectedness of disciplines, opportunities for service learning and engagement, and an exposure to the discovery of knowledge. We seek to create a robust and challenging intellectual environment that enhances individual growth, supports scholarly activities, enriches creative endeavors, and empowers students to pursue their academic, professional, and career dreams.
We envision a College of Arts and Sciences that:
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I am Dr. Nasser Momayezi, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, and our goal is to transform the lives of our students and to improve the world in which they will inhabit. The College of Arts & Sciences is the heart of higher education and the gateway to responsible citizenship and careers. I invite you to learn more about who we are and what we do here by reading my annual College report linked below. You will learn why the College of Arts & Sciences at Clayton State University is a terrific place to pursue your educational dreams. Among the top reasons are our outstanding faculty who enjoy teaching, involving students in their research, and contributing their knowledge and discoveries to their professions and wider audiences. And you will learn something about the history of our College and how we have grown and evolved over the years, through remaining a vibrant, diverse and influential academic unit both on campus and throughout the communities which we serve. Come find out for yourself!