Welcome to the 2016 College of Arts & Letters Dean’s Report, The Liberal Arts Endeavor. The liberal arts empower faculty and students to enrich the world we share by engaging communities in ways that enable them to excel. Just as the Red Cedar River runs through campus, the liberal arts endeavor runs through everything we do at Michigan State University.

- Dean Christopher P. Long


Our signature Citizen Scholars program prepares undergraduate students to succeed academically as they gain experience through high-impact enrichment opportunities such as study abroad, undergraduate research, and internships.

Hear from Tyler Karty, BA ’16 Arabic


We are preparing the next generation of faculty who will transform higher education for the greater good through engaged scholarship and teaching that is responsive to the grand challenges of our 21st century world.

Hear from Shenika Hankerson, Ph.D. Candidate ’16 WRAC


What differentiates us from other liberal arts colleges at major research universities is our talented faculty. They excel at creating extraordinary educational experiences and in leading-edge research that advances knowledge and transforms lives.

Hear from Dr. Michael O’Rourke, Philosophy Professor