We are CLA

Home to creative expression and critical thinking. We inspires students, faculty and alumni to lead lives of achievement and meaning.


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Explore your areas of interest

The College of Liberal Arts awards all types of degrees in many different majors. It can be difficult to pick, we know. That’s why we’ve listed each degree here for you to browse and click on to learn more. These programs are all part of the College of Liberal Arts because they are tied to the classic themes of arts, humanities, social sciences and languages. The College of Liberal Arts offers the largest number of degree programs at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. With over 40 study areas offered, from anthropology to art, there is sure to be a program that is right for you.


CLA is an incubator for change makers. CLA shapes and engages all facets of the human spirit through the arts, humanities, social sciences, and languages. Our graduates enter the workforce with the drive, passion and most important experience that employers seek.

Home to the academic core of UAF our goal is to help you become a versatile, highly employable citizen for a modern and ever changing world.  We are a highly-qualified bunch of rule-breakers who aren’t afraid to work outside of the box. We take great joy in our work and it shows.

In 1917, the campus was a single two-story frame building and had just six students. Today, the University of Alaska Fairbanks has grown to nearly 9,000 students seeking everything from associates degrees to Ph.D.s. The College of Liberal Arts is a collection of departments in the arts, humanities, languages and social sciences . With 18 departments and more than 40 degree programs, we are able to create a highly inter-disciplinary academic environment, greatly influenced by our location in Fairbanks.  Whether in an art studio or research lab, the College of Liberal Arts is always naturally inspiring.

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