About our college

Your source for unparalleled academic choice and diversity  

The intellectual heart of the university

In the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, we take our inspiration from the constantly evolving world to redefine a liberal arts and sciences education for the 21st century. We focus on creating students who are master learners, prepared to take on challenges and pioneer solutions to society’s most pressing issues.

We think big, so our forward-thinking platform transcends traditional academic boundaries. That’s why our 95+ undergraduate majors and 140+ graduate degrees are housed in 23 interdisciplinary schools and departments in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities.

22,000

Students call our college home

14:1

Student-to-faculty ratio

$126m

In research expenditures

We take pride in providing exceptional academics

Our college offers students, faculty and public audiences access to choose, explore and sculpt a powerful, personalized learning experience. We serve as a forum for political and social critique and an incubator for growth and development, transforming our students into socially aware, critically thinking world citizens.

Humanities

In humanities, we ask questions that provoke thought, art and debate about life’s biggest obstacles. The answers to these questions have changed since humans have been asking them, and we’re still answering them.

Natural sciences

The natural sciences push the boundaries of scientific knowledge, from the smallest bacteria to the stars. We tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges and create solutions that help the next generation.

Social sciences

In the social sciences, we study society – the different ways people behave, interact with each other and are shaped by the world. We find solutions to improve the way we live by first understanding who we are.

Groundbreaking news from around the college

How did small, isolated groups of ancient humans come to form complex societies? To gain some insight, said author Charles Stanish in Smithsonian.com , researchers studied the role of feasts in an ancient Peruvian society, Paracas. They wanted to determine whether these large communal events helped this society grow by consolidating a single group...
Each year, approximately 10–15 percent of postpartum women suffer from postpartum depression, which translates into almost 1 million women. Women from low-income and ethnic minority families have disproportionately high...
Kimberly Scott , ASU professor of women and gender studies and founding director of Arizona State University's Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology , has been appointed to a new National Science Foundation panel focused on innovation in science, technology, engineering and math education.