Degree Opportunities in the Arts & Humanities


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UAF's College of Liberal Arts (CLA) offers 8 bachelors and 6 graduate degree options in the arts and humanities. Students studying the arts and humanities cross disciplines such as english, film, theater, music, art, philosophy, communication and journalism. 

Degrees in the arts and humanities teach students a deep theoretical foundation to become informed citizen. Our students learn more than what's expected gaining skills and understanding through experiential learning opportunities. Programs in the arts and humanities thrive in exhibitions, real-world internships, and service-learning activities. Degrees in the arts and humanities are built on integrative thinking. The arts and humanities give graduates the tools to thrive in a complex, multicultural world. 

At UAF students have the opportunity to study with expert faculty who take a genuine interest in their success. Students collaborate with professors who are invested in their long-term goals. CLA promotes student leadership and engagement. We encourage innovative spirits and help students grow with advising and mentorship support. Our faculty challenge students in and out of the classroom to create and apply knowledge in their communities. They cultivate a culture of social responsibility, creative outlooks, and inclusive leadership. We understand a 21st century liberal arts education needs to be comprehensive, which is why we integrate and emphasize practical, career-focused skills throughout the curriculum. As a result, our graduates attract top employers and become intellectually-engaged citizens who are ready to create positive change.