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College of

LIBERAL ARTS AND
SCIENCES

DISCOVER YOUR PASSION

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The oldest and largest of Ӱԭ’s colleges, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers more than 40 academic programs and cultivates knowledge, understanding and intellectual courage for a purposeful life in a challenging and changing world.

CLAS undergraduate and graduate students can find opportunities for collaborative research and learning with faculty who are dedicated teacher-scholars and among the most distinguished in their fields. From pinpointing a protein that could hold a key to cancer screenings, to testing the impact of industry on local waterways, to critiquing creative writing alongside published novelists, each experience elevates learning and yields insights.

The College’s dynamic, integrated curriculum encourages creativity and innovation, developing critical thinkers, strong communicators and ethical leaders well positioned for diverse and interesting careers. With an emphasis on faculty-student engagement, experiential learning and a global perspective, CLAS is where students find their passion, path and purpose.

EXPLORE OUR PROGRAMS

BACHELOR'S

Pursue a degree from among more than 40 programs in the humanities, social sciences, math and sciences.

MASTER'S

Choose from more than 20 degrees, including online options in the humanities, social sciences, math and sciences.

DOCTORAL

Find out about our funded, full-time programs in philosophy and theology, and a part-time option in theology.

CERTIFICATE

Enhance your career with graduate certificates in humanities, social sciences, math and sciences, including online options.

MINOR

Complement your major and enjoy an even more interdisciplinary and diversified academic experience by adding a minor.

CURRICULUM

Prepare for a purposeful career with our undergraduate core curriculum, a foundation emphasizing communication and critical thinking.

THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

STORIES OF DISCOVERY

COLLEGE NEWS

Queen's University Belfast

The College for Liberal Arts and Sciences hosts Scholars from Queen’s University’s Seamus Heaney Centre

The College’s Center for Irish Studies, Department of English and Creative Writing Program welcome scholars from the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen’s University Belfast to Ӱԭ University from Monday, March 11 through Thursday, March 14. 

FEBRUARY 14, 2024

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Rayna D. Markin, PhD

Ӱԭ Counseling Professor Explores Compassionate Psychotherapy Approach to Pregnancy Loss in New Book

In her new book, Psychotherapy for Pregnancy Loss: Applying relationship science to clinical practice, licensed psychologist and Ӱԭ University Associate Professor of Counseling Rayna D. Markin, PhD, offers a compassionate and evidence-based approach to counseling individuals and couples affected by pregnancy loss. 

FEBRUARY 6, 2024

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Tracy K. Smith

26th Annual Ӱԭ University Literary Festival Features Tracy K. Smith, 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States

For 26 years, the Ӱԭ University Literary Festival has brought award-winning poets, novelists and playwrights to campus. Pulitzer Prize winner and 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States Tracy K. Smith will be among the lineup of acclaimed speakers presenting at Ӱԭ in spring 2024.

FEBRUARY 1, 2024

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Emilie Pine, PhD

Emilie Pine Named 2024 Charles A. Heimbold Jr. Chair of Irish Studies at Ӱԭ University

As the 2024 Charles A. Heimbold Jr. Chair of Irish Studies, award-winning Irish creative writer and scholar Emilie Pine, PhD, will spend three weeks of the spring semester at Ӱԭ University giving presentations and readings and visiting undergraduate courses to discuss her creative writing and scholarship.

FEBRUARY 1, 2024

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AT A GLANCE

60+

GRADUATE STUDENTS PRESENT AT ACADEMIC CONFERENCES EACH YEAR

  

94%

SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT RATE
FOR CLASS OF 2023

  

17

STUDENTS OR ALUMNI EARN FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIPS IN 2022 – 2023

  

81%

OF STUDENTS SEEKING A RESEARCH EXPERIENCE PARTICIPATED IN AT LEAST ONE

  

89%

OF STUDENTS SEEKING AN INTERNSHIP PARTICIPATED IN AT LEAST ONE

  

96%

of students seeking a service experience participated in at least one