Welcome from the Dean

Robert KruseWelcome to the College of Liberal Arts at West Liberty University.   The College is the intellectual heart of the University, providing courses and programs of study that directly contribute to fulfillment of the mission, vision and goals of the institution. Our courses are part of every student’s education and the faculty, staff and administrators of the college are dedicated to helping all students reach their maximum potential through academic achievement. We work to provide the best possible experience for our students and stand ready and willing to assist in any way we can. Please browse through our web pages, learn about our courses and programs and feel free to contact us for more information.  

–Dr. Robert Kruse, Interim Dean

About the College

The College of Liberal Arts is composed of two distinct administrative units: the Department of Humanities and the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Approximately one fourth of the university faculty, representing 10 distinct disciplines, are housed within these two departments, which offer numerous major and minor programs of study. The Department of Humanities houses English Literature, English Rhetoric and Writing, English Education, Foreign Languages (French, Spanish and Russian), Philosophy, and Religion, while the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences is home to Appalachian Studies, Criminal Justice, Geography, History, Interdisciplinary Pre-Law, International Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Social Studies Education, Social Work, and Sociology. The College also contributes significantly to the General Studies component of all undergraduate degree programs offered at the University.