The College of Arts & Sciences is the heart of Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution whose mission is the pursuit of truth and the transmission of knowledge for the greater glory of God and for the service of humanity.
To fulfill this mission, the College aims
- to educate both undergraduate and graduate students in an atmosphere of personal concern;
- to encourage intellectual excellence, aesthetic appreciation, and critical thinking while still fostering spiritual and moral awareness;
- to challenge students to be ethically responsible members of a diverse society who continue to pursue and further their intellectual and moral development and critically reflect on their social commitment;
- to contribute to the discovery, synthesis, interpretation, and dissemination of new knowledge through significant research and publication; to serve academic and professional groups and the local and global communities by the application of knowledge to human issues and concerns.