Join a dynamic community of scholars pursuing degrees in the arts, humanities, and social sciences

At the College of Liberal Arts, we study the cultural, social, environmental, and historical context in which we live and examine what it means to be human.

Through interpretation, communication, and self-reflection, we learn to integrate different worldviews, which makes us better friends, partners, co-workers, and human beings.

  • We are built on the foundation of critical thought, communication, and creativity.
  • We are dedicated to preparing future leaders to improve the world.
  • We've combined these beliefs with a focus on sustainability and real-world experience. Our students get their hands dirty, so to speak, by getting out of the classroom and into the community.









4,400+ students

560+ faculty

54,000+ alumni

3 University distinguished professors

4 University distinguished teaching scholars

40 "Best Teacher Award" recipients

51 "CLA Excellence in Teaching Award" winners

Undergraduate Programs

We offer 19 majors with 54 concentrations and 35 minors.

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Are you a prospective graduate student?

We offer a range of master's and Ph.D. programs. Contact the department directly for more information about the graduate program you're interested in.


76%  Colorado residents
24%  non-residents

25% identify as racially or ethnically diverse

26% first generation

83% liberal arts undergraduates have secured future plans by graduation


The Colorado State community is built upon five principles that create the welcoming and supportive learning environment we're proud of.

  • Inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Service
  • Social Justice

Learn more about our guiding principles and expectations of future Rams.

CSU is against hate


Unsure about what you want to study? Worried about finding your community? Thinking about a small liberal arts college?

We know college searching can be overwhelming. Read stories from our current students. They've been in your shoes and may be able to help you determine if Colorado State and the College of Liberal Arts is the best fit for you.


One of the perks of Colorado State University is its location. Fort Collins is regularly ranked as one of the best college towns in America with its 300+ sunny days a year, easy access to the Rocky Mountains, and hundreds of community activities to fill your free time.

But we're just as excited by our campus location. The College of Liberal Arts is centrally located on campus, making us easily accessible to all students. We're also home to dozens of academic centers and unique classroom spaces that are tailored to our programs. Whether you're developing film in our dark room or performing for a full crowd in the University Theatre, our learning spaces are designed for our students.

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In 2017-18, we awarded 366 merit and need-based scholarship totaling more than $425,000 to current and incoming students


Our grads are well-prepared. We offer current students and alumni a wealth of career-related resources. 

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