Mission and Vision

Mission and Vision

The College of Arts and Sciences exemplifies a premier education at a private Christian university where quality instruction and student learning are the primary objectives. With an average class size of  less than 25 to 1 and instructors that are primarily dedicated to the highest quality instruction and success of students, the college provides a premier learning environment and opportunity for mastery of course material. In addition to the high quality learning environment provided by the college in each course, faculty and staff works closely with students outside of the classroom to create a supportive extracurricular environment focused on students' personal growth, community awareness, and professional development. Graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences at Grand Canyon University can be confident that they have received the highest levels of academic preparation and personal support in the nation, providing them with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to be leading critical thinkers, global citizens, effective communicators, and responsible servant leaders in their profession and in society.

Our Vision

The College of Arts and Sciences at Grand Canyon University is one of the nation's leading educational institutions at preparing students to participate in and contribute to society and the workplace with the necessary skills, knowledge, and ambition to improve other individuals' lives and societies' conditions.

Our Mission

The College of Arts and Sciences' mission is to provide an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional achievement, responsible global citizenship, and servant leadership in accordance with the University's vision, mission and Christian heritage.

The College's general education curriculum provides the groundwork upon which all Grand Canyon University's undergraduate students' educational experiences build. Skills in critical thinking, problem solving, integration of faith and discipline, global awareness, effective communication, and servant leadership are introduced and developed through introductory courses in composition, communication and information literacy, philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, mathematics, and science.

The College of Arts and Sciences:

  • Embraces and supports the culture and Christian heritage of the University promoting a spirit of servant leadership within all the College's faculty, staff, and learners, thus creating strong and broad educational and external communities in which they can minister and serve.
  • Is committed to providing the most engaging and rewarding educational experience to all of its students regardless of program, educational level, age, prior experience, professional status, learning platform, or distance from the main campus.
  • Supports development of a strong graduate culture through which students are able to take ownership, pride, and responsibility for developing meaningful networks, mastery of their disciplines, and unique areas of interest.
  • Exists to nourish students' individual lives, fostering their development as imaginative, engaged leaders who will use their skills and character to address the needs and challenges of the larger world.