About our college
The academic heart of the university
In The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, we take our inspiration from the constantly evolving world to redefine a liberal arts and sciences education for the 21st century. We focus on creating students who are master learners, prepared to take on challenges and pioneer solutions to society’s most pressing issues.
We think big, so our forward-thinking platform transcends traditional academic boundaries. That’s why our 95+ undergraduate majors and 140+ graduate degrees are housed in 23 interdisciplinary schools and departments in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities.
Students call our college home
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We take pride in providing exceptional academics
Our college offers students, faculty and public audiences access to choose, explore and sculpt a powerful, personalized learning experience. We serve as a forum for political and social critique and an incubator for growth and development, transforming our students into socially aware, critically thinking world citizens.
“What really attracted me to The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is this idea that they are teaching you to think critically, and I knew that would be important generally in life, but also in what I thought would be my chosen career.”
BA in English, Spanish and history
“My Sun Devil story was enlightening, innovative and inspirational. I have radically changed my perspectives and discovered my full potential. The College and Liberal Arts and Sciences has taught me no matter the obstacle, absolute commitment to succeed will win the fight.”
biological sciences major and anthropology minor
In the humanities, we ask questions that provoke thought, art and debate about life’s biggest obstacles. The answers to these questions have changed since humans have been asking them, and we’re still answering them.
The natural sciences push the boundaries of scientific knowledge, from the smallest bacteria to the stars. We tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges and create solutions that help the next generation.
In the social sciences, we study society – the different ways people behave, interact with each other and are shaped by the world. We find solutions to improve the way we live by first understanding who we are.