About our college

Your source for unparalleled academic choice and diversity  

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.

25,500

Students call our college home

14:1

Student-to-faculty ratio

$140m

In research expenditures

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.

Humanities

In 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.

Natural sciences

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.

Social sciences

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.

News from around The College

Recently, Hugh Mason, of the School of Life Sciences, and Andy Diamos, a postdoctoral researcher, shed light on a plant-based vaccine that stimulates a strong, broadly protective immune response against the HPV infection.
Through a new partnership between the School of International Letters and Cultures and Northeastern University in Shenyang, China, six students from China will begin taking their junior-year classes in Tempe in August.

Have you heard the one about the aliens and the pyramids? Or what about the technologically advanced but tragically lost city of Atlantis?