Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts


We offer a broad range of classes in six departments and an experience that includes top professors, a vibrant community of students and hands-on experience outside the classroom.

Faculty and Staff

Through teaching, advising, scholarly or creative endeavors and community and professional service, our faculty members are committed to extending their own knowledge, the knowledge of their students and the knowledge of other members of the larger community.  By exploring and freely exchanging ideas, members of the college advance the understanding of different disciplines, cultures and viewpoints.

What are the Liberal Arts?

A liberal arts degree ensures broad knowledge, develops the arts of inquiry and cultivates social and personal responsibility through engaged learning both inside and outside the classroom.

At UCA’s College of Liberal Arts, you can study anthropology, African/American studies, Asian studies, criminology, English, French, German, gender studies, history, international studies, Latin American and Latino studieslinguisticsphilosophy, political science, public administration, religious studies, social studies education, sociology, Southern and Arkansas studies and Spanish.  Advanced graduate study is also offered in English, history, and Spanish.

What does the Liberal Arts EDGE mean for you?

It means becoming a citizen of the world through an education that expands your understanding of America and the world, and prepares you for participation in a rapidly changing global environment.  It means developing your intellectual capacities through an education in the arts of inquiry:  critical thinking, historical research, analysis of data, and creative discovery.  It means opportunities to participate in active learning experiences outside the classroom to gain hands-on skills that prepare you for the real world.

The University of Central Arkansas’ 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.

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