Why choose CLA?

CLA students

The College of Liberal Arts is home to a tremendous breadth and depth of scholarship, research and leadership potential.

Our degree programs span the arts, humanities and social sciences. We have programs for those just starting to figure it out, and those already working in their fields. Chances are high that you’ll find a program that meets your needs, because you can craft your own college experience by designing a degree to support your goals. We call that an interdisciplinary degree and CLA will help you navigate the university system to get one of those too.

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.

As home to the academic core of UAF, CLA strives 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.