Future Students

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.

Why Study Liberal Arts at CSU?

The liberal arts teach us how to understand and improve the human experience. Through our mix of academic disciplines, welcoming community, and prime location in Fort Collins, you will receive a liberal arts education that will be valuable to your future professional and personal success.

Explore what makes the College of Liberal Arts at Colorado State University different.

Majors and Minors

We offer

  • 19 undergraduate majors with 54 concentrations
  • 35 minors
  • 23 graduate programs

Quick Links

Additional resources to help answer your questions about CSU.


Contact our recruitment team at cla_recruitment@mail.colostate.edu.

College of Liberal Arts Student Ambassadors

Engage with current liberal arts students through virtual visits and webinars.

Choose Your Path

A degree in the liberal arts prepares you for life, leadership, and success. Navigate the student experience in the College of Liberal Arts through our Choose Your Path site.


Explore major, minors, university curriculum, and academic support services 


Connect with student organizations, service learning, study abroad, and the performing arts 


Build a network through internships, research, and volunteer opportunities


Launch a career (and life) you’ll love by applying your knowledge, skills, and experience 

Virtual Experiences

The College of Liberal Arts offers multiple ways to preview life as a CLA student. While the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 prevent us from welcoming you to campus, you can:

  • Connect with the CLA Recruitment Coordinator, faculty, and current students through our webinar series
  • Talk one-on-one with a current student or faculty member in your academic program
  • View the spaces where you could live and learn as a CSU Ram
Student with her laptop studying

Principles of Community

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.

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Student Stories

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.

College of Liberal Arts students wearing masks together on the Oval

Our Learning Spaces

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.

Students study individually and in groups in the Eddy Building central corridor, September, 24, 2019.

Take the next step

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