The Department is committed to student learning and the advancement of human knowledge.

The Department has led the way in the use of the nationally recognized Supplemental Instruction program to help students in core classes and it has a popular undergraduate pre-law concentration. Our graduate students, in addition to working with our nationally recognized faculty, follow a teacher-training program that is one of the most intensive in the country. Our graduate students have been admitted to many of the nation’s finest Ph.D. programs.