Message from the Dean

Southern Illinois University



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Message from the Dean

Andrew BalkanskyWelcome to the College of Liberal Arts! 

I'm delighted to introduce you to the wide array of courses and programs available in the college.  Are you searching for a major to prepare you for a successful career? We offer many paths to help you face the challenges of our changing world, covering disciplines in the social sciences, fine arts and humanities.

Explore our departments. Talk to our friendly, informative advisors. Come for a campus visit.  Browse our 25 majors, 36 minors and a host of interesting classes.

Accomplished scholars teach our classes, and mentor students in their research labs and studios. Undergraduate students can work with professors on research and creative activities.  There are many opportunities to perform on the stage, march in the band, publish a paper, or exhibit your work, regardless of your major.  Our college truly embodies the brains of a large research university with the heart of a small college.

Our graduates are competitive for graduate schools and great jobs, and our alumni find interesting, satisfying and important careers all over the world.

It’s great to be a Saluki.  Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts!

Andrew Balkansky, Ph.D.