Our Mission

The mission of the Liberal Studies curriculum is to provide a broad and interdisciplinary educational foundation for FSU students focused on the intellectual, practical, social, and ethical capacities essential for leading productive, engaged, and enlightened lives.

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This is in keeping with the mission of Florida State University to preserve, expand and disseminate “knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts,” and the curriculum has been explicitly designed to help “instill the strength, skill, and character essential for lifelong learning, personal responsibility, and sustained achievement within a community that fosters free inquiry and embraces diversity.”

We are also guided by the mission of the administrative home of the Office of Liberal Studies, the Division of Undergraduate Studies, “to assure that each undergraduate student at the Florida State University receives a strong educational foundation on which to build a successful academic program of studies."