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 89 undergraduate majors and 134 graduate degrees are housed in 22 interdisciplinary schools and departments in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities.

20,000

Students call our college home

17:1

Student-to-faculty ratio

$115m

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

In anticipation of National Poetry Month in April, Arizona Poet Laureate and Regents' Professor Alberto Ríos and ASU Now photographers Charlie Leight and Deanna Dent are collaborating to create a "visual sonnet." Each week we share a new image and poem on our @asunow Instagram account.
Professor Robert Nemanich doesn’t have 99 bottles of beer on the wall; he has 75 bottles of champagne on his desk. It’s a tradition that comes from commencement whenever one of his graduate students gets their degree.
If you want to know the future, study the past, Confucius said. Anne Stone embodies it. One part Indiana Jones; one part Charles Darwin; one part Jane Goodall: Stone has conducted the first analysis of Neanderthal DNA.