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

If you want to eradicate cancer, you’ll want to call on doctors, biologists and other health professionals. But despite our efforts, cancer still eludes our control. Now, researchers from outside of traditional health disciplines are bringing fresh perspectives to this disease.
What does Twitter have to do with ancient Greek poetry from 2,000 years ago? The connections are broader than one might think, according to Mike Tueller, an associate professor in the School of International Letters and Cultures.
Rodney Hero, the former president — and first Latino to hold the position — of the American Political Science Association, will be joining Arizona State University as the Raul Yzaguirre Chair in the School of Politics and Global Studies.