College of Liberal Arts


The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) combines hands-on learning opportunities with deep intellectual curiosity, guiding you to develop a capacity for critical thought and the ability to integrate the theoretical into the real world in a broader, human context. CLA’s entrepreneurial spirit gives you the opportunity to push boundaries and innovate through multidisciplinary projects and teams.

With our deep roots in creative thinking, human understanding and innovative action, CLA gives you the tools to thrive in a complex, multicultural world. Our graduates go on to careers in the tech sector, journalism, teaching, performing arts, government, non-profit, marketing and advertising, public relations, management, law, higher education, politics, social work, medicine, international relations, criminal justice and more.

Quick Facts

  • No. 9 for best value for humanities majors according to
  • 83.8% of CLA majors earn their degree in five years or less
  • 40+ clubs associated with CLA programs
  • One quarter of CLA students study abroad
  • Top employers include Apple, Google, Mindbody, Oracle and Rosetta


Anthropology and Geography
Art and Design
Child Development
Communication Studies
Comparative Ethnic Studies
Graphic Communication
Modern Languages and Literatures
Political Science
Social Sciences
Theatre Arts