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.

  • 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.

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We offer 19 majors with 54 concentrations and 35 minors.

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In 2018-19, the college awarded 361 merit and need-based scholarships. That's more than $430,000 for current and incoming students.


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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.

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4,400+ students

560+ faculty

54,000+ alumni

7 University distinguished professors

5 University distinguished teaching scholars

42 "Best Teacher Award" recipients

54 "CLA Excellence in Teaching Award" winners


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


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


Unsure about what you want to study? Worried about finding your community? We know college searching can be overwhelming.

Hear from our current students why they chose the College of Liberal Arts.


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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Questions? Contact our Recruitment Coordinator

Jessica Rencher

CLA Recruitment Coordinator

Jessica Rencher loves education and has a passion for the outdoors. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in Human Resources and Education. Previously Jessica dedicated her talent as a Dean of Students in Denver at a K-12 public school, first grade teacher in Fort Collins, Colorado, a zip-line guide in the coastal Redwoods in Santa Cruz, California, advised international students at The American School in Switzerland in Lugano, Switzerland and taught science on Cape Cod during the summers. Jessica graduated with a B.S. in Biology with an emphasis in teaching from California Polytechnic State University and earned a M.Ed. from Colorado State University. She loves spending time with family and friends, playing the violin, reading, skiing and adventuring around the world!