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College of Liberal and Fine Arts

The earliest academies advanced human knowledge through philosophy, critical thinking and debate. Now, over two millennia later, these methods remain at the core of today's universities and in the curriculum of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts.

The Dean's Circle is a community of alumni, faculty, staff and friends who, with annual leadership gifts, provide critical support that allows the College to seize opportunities as it strives toward its goal of excellence. To foster programs, scholarships, and research that shape the leaders of tomorrow, the College relies on the generosity of donors.

Study Abroad programs equip students with international experiences, language capabilities and cross-cultural communication skills necessary to succeed in the global economy. Learning how to interact with people from other countries and cultures equips future leaders to address urgent issues shared across borders.

Communication Studies offers many diverse paths for learning in a vast and unique field with unlimited possibilities. Students earn a Bachelors of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in one of three concentrations: Journalism and Broadcasting; Public Relations and Event Management; Professional and Relational Communication. In keeping with the diverse and forward thinking atmosphere of both the University and the College of Liberal and Fine Arts, teacher certification is also offered in Professional and Relational Communication or Journalism and Broadcasting.

The School of Criminology, Criminal Justice & Public Administration has a mission to support the University in providing a quality educational experience for students while furnishing students with understanding and insight, as well as the ability to critically assess the dynamics of their society, culture and environment to prepare them to participate in a complex, diverse and global world. The school seeks to provide high-quality career professionals to meet criminal justice agency needs across the country and the world.

English and Languages offers programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Arts - either with or without secondary school certification - with options in English and Spanish. Additionally, the department offers core curriculum courses in composition and literature, foreign language in Spanish and French and a minor in technical writing. It also provides opportunities for intellectual, literary and cultural enrichment as well as promoting international understanding and involvement for students and faculty with programs such as the Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas and Study Abroad programs in various places throughout the world.

Performing arts and Visual Arts & Design continues to educate the next generation of creative leaders through programs and special events such as recitals, concerts, music festivals, musicals and gallery exhibitions in addition to special performances and demonstrations by visiting artists. The diverse body of more than 350 talented undergraduate students comprises a department which produces careers in art, digital media, music, or theater, all the while priding itself on providing an intimate learning environment where students participate, engage and thrive in their programs.

History, Geography and GIS coordinates quality degree programs to prepare students for a wide range of career options, while also playing a large role in the core curriculum of the University and offers support to a number of other degree programs. 

Government, Legal Studies, & Philosophy coordinates offerings in law, politics, public service, community involvement, and civic engagement.  Our faculty seek to expand civilized debate, logical reasoning, and ethical citizenship across campus, engage students with the community, and produce scholarly contributions in the disciplines of Legal Studies, Philosophy, and Political Science.


Most Donors during Giving Week!
The Tarleton Foundation, Inc. is sponsoring a challenge for the College or Division that brings in the most donors during Tarleton Giving Week! The 1st place winner will win $5,000! The 2nd place college or division will win $3,000 and 3rd place will win $2,000!
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $5,000 Honors College 34
2 $3,000 College of Liberal and Fine Arts 29
3 $2,000 College of Agriculture and Natural Resources 20
4 Student Engagement and Success 18
5 Leadership and Military College 15
Most Dollars during Giving Week!
President James and First Lady Kindall Hurley at Tarleton is sponsoring a challenge for Colleges and Divisions that brings in the most dollars during Giving Week! The 1st place winner of this challenge will win $5,000, 2nd place $3,000 and 3rd place $2,000! Spread the word!
Rank Prize Department Raised
1 $5,000 College of Agriculture and Natural Resources $19,510.00
2 $3,000 Honors College $8,515.00
3 $2,000 College of Liberal and Fine Arts $7,727.50
4 Leadership and Military College $6,785.00
5 College of Education $2,775.00
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