SLHS class with Professor Ben Munson


The College of Liberal Arts offers students a world-class education alongside unparalleled experiences that prepare students for life after graduation.

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Home of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) supports the University of Minnesota's land-grant mission as home to disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. With departments on both the East and West Banks of the Twin Cities campus, CLA is the largest college in the University of Minnesota system. Our undergraduate majors and graduate programs are designed to spark students' passions, challenge their mind, and prepare them for a lifetime.

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The Liberal Arts Advantage

CLA's Core Career Competencies

In CLA, we’ve invested in career readiness by developing innovative tools and resources specifically for liberal arts students, and by connecting students to people who can support them. 

We're committed to making sure every student knows why the 10 Core Competencies you develop in CLA are so attractive to employers.