College of Liberal Arts
The College of Liberal Arts is the largest and most diverse college of the University. It is comprised of nine academic departments — Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice, English, Communication, Government, History, Modern Languages, Music, and Visual Arts — and offers nearly 40 undergraduate programs of study and over one dozen graduate degrees. The 130 dedicated faculty members of the College of Liberal Arts comprise a vibrant community of teachers and scholars who share with their students their passion and knowledge of the arts, literature and history, and well as human and behavioral cultures. The College also supports specialized and innovative programs in Architecture, Forensic Investigation as well as a Spanish Translation and Interpreting Studies. Additionally the College of Liberal Arts provides cultural access and educational opportunities for the people of the Rio Grande Valley through its sponsorship and support of the Patron of the Arts Series, the Letras en el Estuario Binational Conference in Hispanic Letters, the creative writing journal, El Novostanderino, the Sabal Palms Writing Project, the South Texas Victim Symposium, the Texas Center for Border and Transnational Studies, and many other activities.