Welcome to the College of Liberal and Performing Arts at Southern Arkansas University. The College of Liberal and Performing Arts is the most diverse and international college of the University. It consists of six academic departments – Art and Design; Behavioral and Social Sciences; Modern Languages; University Studies; History, Political Science, and Geography; Performing Arts and Mass Communication – and offers a wide variety of undergraduate programs of study as well as a graduate program in Public Administration. The dedicated faculty members of the College of Liberal and Performing Arts comprise a vibrant community of teachers and scholars who share with their students their passion and knowledge of the arts, music, literature, history, politics, as well as human and behavioral sciences. The College is especially proud of its innovative, cutting edge programs in Cyber Criminology, Computer Game Animation and Simulation, and Musical Theatre.
Apart from instructing students in the content knowledge and methodologies of these disciplines, the College of Liberal and Performing Arts is foundational to the University because it provides much of the coursework for the general education curriculum and thereby touches the life of every student. Its academic programs and courses promote critical thinking abilities, effective written and oral communication skills, and innovative and creative problem-solving capabilities – all preparing students for a wide variety of careers, or professional and graduate schools.
College of Liberal and Performing Arts faculty are committed to fostering lifelong learning beyond the classroom, encouraging civic discourse and engagement, and imparting to students the knowledge and skills that will enable them to participate in the global community. In addition to the commitment to its students, the College of Liberal and Performing Arts also provides cultural access and educational opportunities for the people of the community and the region.
I invite you to further explore our website for information on our courses and degree plans. Please also do not hesitate to contact me or individual faculty members in their offices, by telephone, or e-mail.
Welcome and the very best wishes in your academic careers at Southern Arkansas University!
Helmut Langerbein, Dean