The College of Liberal Arts contains the disciplines of the humanities and social sciences, as well as the School of the Arts and the new School of Social Research and Justice Studies. The college's thirteen departments and eleven programs and centers play key roles in teaching and research at this institution.
Liberal Arts is the university’s largest college, and in past three years the numbers of our undergraduate majors have grown by nearly 4% a year. More than 50% of the entire undergraduate population enrolls in College of Liberal Arts classes every semester.
A liberal arts education at the University of Nevada, Reno emphasizes inquiry, discovery and openness to new ideas and perspectives. Through intensive study of a major field and broad exposure to other disciplines, liberal arts students develop intellectual curiosity, research skills, eagerness to discuss difficult questions and the ability to define and solve complex problems.
Study of the liberal arts also prepares undergraduates for professional or graduate education and for a wide variety of careers. In a world where a person may expect to change occupations several times, a background in the liberal arts may be the best preparation for a productive and satisfying life. Our graduates go on to do great things.