We are CLA.

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


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.

Each academic department has a designated leader, sometimes called a Department Chair or Director. These department leaders are often elected by their colleagues and work with the College of Liberal Arts Dean in a shared governance model. CLA is the largest academic unit within the University of Alaska Fairbanks. For more information about the College of Liberal Arts please visit the About us page.

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