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The mission of Cumberland University is to provide a contemporary liberal arts education to students seeking a high-quality, personalized college experience, which will allow them not only to have a successful and productive career, but to thrive intellectually, professionally, personally, and spiritually for a lifetime. Our core curriculum will require students to undertake programs of study in the cultural arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and natural sciences. In addition, our elective curricula will afford students the opportunity to pursue majors in these liberal arts areas as well as in one of several modern professional programs.
Cumberland University will be recognized nationwide as one of the best small contemporary liberal arts universities in the Southeastern United States. Our graduates will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and behaviors of educated, successful members of modern society. The University faculty will have a reputation as an academic community where high quality teaching, scholarly endeavors, research, artistic creativity, and public service are recognized as the basis for distinction, value, and enhancement for our students, faculty, staff, and beyond.