The Mission of the Division of Arts and Sciences is to advance understanding and appreciation of the arts and of the sciences through a challenging, creative, and intellectually stimulating curriculum, based on Christian values and perspectives in a culturally diverse community.

Socrates, the Greek philosopher who lived in the 5th century B.C.E., elucidated the cornerstone of a liberal arts education when he stated, "The unexamined life is not worth living." In its commitment to literacy, basic logical and mathematical capability, and knowledge of the world, Bacone College's Division of Arts and Sciences teaches all students to think critically, reason logically, and remain open to spiritual and aesthetic experiences as they learn to know themselves. Through this process, they will discover their place and purpose as citizens of a multicultural world which demands reflection, sensitivity, cooperation, and alertness from all people.

The Division of Arts and Sciences offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, which provide a solid academic foundation for advanced study. All degree plans reflect the College's liberal arts core course sequencing. Students seeking these degrees often have a broad choice of courses which will fulfill their major, allowing students to pursue individual interests. The Bachelor of Arts in History, for example, allows students to focus their attention on a variety of different areas of specialization: American, European, World, American-Indian.