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Discover the College of Liberal Arts
Discover the College of Liberal Arts

We’ve Got It All

The College of Liberal Arts’ broad range and engagement experiences provide you with extraordinary opportunities to experiment.

Do you have a lot of interests? Here you can make the most of your four years in college by creating a program of study to prepare for your future career, graduate/professional school, and life plans—it's all within our university.

You already may know your ideal major when you arrive, but it’s OK to be undecided; with guidance from our professional advisers, you’ll discover your best path to success.

About the College of Liberal Arts

Located in Minneapolis, The College of Liberal Arts prepares leaders: informed and original thinkers who are effective in their careers, engaged citizens of their communities and the world, capable of creating meaning in their own lives. Graduates succeed in a broad array of careers—law, health care, medicine, business, government, teaching, public relations and marketing, arts and entertainment, international relations—and more.

CLA offers 69 liberal arts majors and more than 1,500 classes in the social sciences, languages, literatures, arts, media, and natural sciences. Many departments rank among the best in the nation and have internationally renowned faculty. CLA is a global community with students from around the world; it’s one of the nation’s strongest centers for the study of world languages and cultures.

Students benefit from an exciting, intellectually charged environment at one of the world’s top-ranked, resource-rich, research universities. And the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, which are economically strong, diverse, and culturally rich, offer premier creative, research, and internship opportunities.

Why Choose a Liberal Arts Major?

College of Liberal Arts Profile


CLA Showcases for Admitted Students

Have you been admitted to CLA but you want to learn some more? We've set up showcase events in February and March so you can visit campus, learn more about liberal arts majors you may be interested in, and meet students and faculty. Register now!