Dean’s Welcome

Welcome to our CLA website. I am pleased that you have taken the time to look at the many opportunities open to students who major in the liberal arts. At the left of this page you see listed our departments, majors and minors, and specialties that are available to you as you begin your study at the University of Central Arkansas. We have a dedicated faculty and staff eager to assist you with any questions and concerns you might have. Many of your questions will be answered on this webpage. If not, please use the information available at the bottom of this page to contact us personally.

Many employers consider liberal arts study the best preparation for a professional career. This is because the liberal arts emphasize broad knowledge, intellectual skills and personal and social responsibility. In the College of Liberal Arts we strengthen this by emphasizing global courses and real-world learning activities, such as: study abroad experiences, internships, undergraduate research projects, and service learning courses. We call this our EDGE Plan. Couple this with critical writing and thinking skills so basic to all of our courses, and we graduate students who begin careers in many professional fields or proceed to graduate school. If students want to advance their education here, we offer graduate courses in History, English, and Spanish.  Our faculty are eager to assist you with these decisions and provide you with input necessary for you to make an informed decision about your course of study.

College of Liberal Arts students are committed to global learning and understanding; the need to make a positive difference in society; and a willingness to continue learning throughout life. Join us in pursuing a valuable liberal arts education.

Maurice A. Lee
Dean of the College of Liberal Arts
phone: 501-450-3167
fax: 501-450-5185