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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

About the College

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Our Mission

Engage • Explore • Challenge • Create • Educate

Providing Transformative Experiences to Improve the Human Condition

Our Core Values

The College of Arts and Humanities nurtures excellence in creativity, imagination, and critical and analytical reasoning.
These contribute to life-long learning.


These values were accepted by the College of Arts and Humanities Strategic Planning Committee
as the statement of the College’s Core Values on October 30, 2012.


Our Departments and Programs

The College includes eight academic departments and three programs with majors leading to baccalaureate degrees.  The College also houses the Liberal Studies Program.  For more information about majors and minors in the College, please visit our Departments and Programs page.

Our Faculty

In addition to teaching and mentoring students, the faculty of the College of Arts and Humanities are actively engaged in research projects, exhibits, performance, and publication.  Faculty from all departments and programs present regularly at local, state, regional, and national conferences.  Faculty in the College of Arts and Humanities have also been recognized regionally and nationally for their accomplishments and have received numerous grants, scholarships, and teaching fellowships.

Our Students

Students within the College have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities sponsored by one or more departments.  Both majors and non-majors may participate in any of the extra- or co-curricular activities that our departments sponsor.