College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences

CHASS Mission Statement

The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) commits itself to the discovery, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge needed to achieve the ideals of a liberal arts education. The College offers this education to all undergraduate students and houses more than twenty different academic programs and one graduate program (master’s degree in Religious Studies). Our faculty and students collaborate to pursue truth in a community that values diversity and the innate human dignity of each individual. The College strives to develop in all UIW students the capacity for creative and critical thought, effective oral and written communication skills, as well as ethical values and a commitment to community service which recognizes the need for social justice. Through its various programs of study, the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences contributes to the formation of responsible citizens by providing an educational foundation upon which students may build their lives and professions.



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