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About the College of Liberal Arts

CLA students by the McIntosh Building

What is the College of Liberal Arts?

The College of Liberal Arts at CSULB is the largest college on campus, with twenty-two excellent departments and programs, several innovative centers and projects, and over 300 outstanding faculty members. The college faculty are among the best in the nation and have received a variety of national and international awards.

CLA has more than 9000 undergraduate students pursuing a variety of highly valued degrees through the college’s 67 unique majors and minors. Additionally, 900 graduate students are also obtaining advanced degrees and special certificates in the college. With degrees ranging from humanities and foreign languages to social and behavioral sciences, CLA’s graduates are well-rounded citizens, effective communicators, and analytical thinkers who live knowledgeably, responsibly, and humanely in a world where complex problems demand informed, creative, and thoughtful solutions. The skills gained through degrees from CLA are invaluable and open up countless career paths for graduates to follow.

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Mission Statement

The College of Liberal Arts seeks to empower our students to work successfully in a diverse, global environment in order to make a difference in this world.