“… Arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling a person’s life, lifting it from the spheres of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom.”

Albert Einstein

Why Liberal Arts Is So Important at Graceland

A liberal arts education at Graceland develops skills that will last you a lifetime, enhance your career, and help you understand and value the complexity, richness, and diversity of life. Graceland’s liberal arts education:

  • Provides a broad foundation of knowledge that lasts a lifetime.
  • Expands your social, cultural, and scientific horizons.
  • Inspires intellectual curiosity and lifelong learning.
  • Instills analytical and communication skills that serve any career.
  • Provides an appreciation of divergent world views.
  • Prepares you, if you choose, for graduate or professional training in arts and science disciplines, law, or medicine, to name just a few possibilities.


Mission Statement

The Graceland University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences fosters the intellectual scope and depth needed to enhance opportunities, live purposeful lives, and participate responsibly and sensitively in a diverse, rapidly changing world.

Core Values

  • Open-Minded Inquiry
  • Collaboration
  • A Healthy Work and Learning Environment
  • Personal and Intellectual Engagement