Arts, Humanities, and So Much More

The College of Liberal Arts encourages students to become critical thinkers, explore their surroundings, and strengthen communication with a new world view. Students gain a deep understanding of the arts and humanities that they can carry into their communities and the workplace alongside skills for professional success.

As the principal provider to St. Cloud State University's Liberal Education Program, we interact with nearly every student seeking an undergraduate degree. Through a variety of learning opportunities, whether in a classroom or in the community, our faculty provide students with the ability to make a difference in the world today and into the future.

The College of Liberal Arts is also home to the School of the Arts where Huskies explore and develop their artistic pursuits.

Earning Your Degree

When you graduate from St. Cloud State University, you’ll have the education and experience needed to solve complex problems, the curiosity to learn more, and credentials to be a sought-after employee.

The College of Liberal Arts and School of the Arts proudly offer undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of disciplines, including:

  • Anthropology
  • Cultural Resource Management Archaeology
  • Communication Studies
  • Communication Arts & Literature (Teaching)
  • Conflict Management
  • Communication Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • English Studies
  • Gender and Women’s Studies
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Industrial Organizational Psychology
  • International Relations
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Mass Communications
  • Political Science
  • Professional Communications
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Teaching English as a Second Language

Take a Deeper Dive

College of Liberal Arts

Transforming lives with dynamic learning environments. Explore one of our over 40 majors, minors, and graduate programs. 

CLA Departments and Programs

School of the Arts

Home of the Departments of Art, Music, and Theatre & Film Studies. Learn hands on with one of over 15 programs. 

School of the Arts Departments and Programs

Community Engagement

Our reach goes beyond the walls of the classroom–it's on the radio, on your TV, in a local gallery, and many more places.

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Our Faculty

Our innovative faculty and their passion for service set students up for professional success by giving students a deep understanding of the arts and humanities that they can carry into their communities and the workplace.

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Your Support Team

Our student support team offers resources to allow you to thrive in your educational journey. As you navigate course completion, experiential learning, and professional advancement, we will provide you with the tools you need to succeed.


of CLA students are international students


of CLA students are the first in their families to go to college


of CLA the student body is over the age of 22

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