Welcome to the liberal arts family!

You are an important member of our community and we want to partner with you to support your student’s success at the University. This page is designed to help you as you encourage your student in their academic and personal goals. The College of Liberal Arts provides many opportunities for success and is also dedicated to preparing your student for an exciting career. Encourage your student to make the most of CLA life!

What the College of Liberal Arts offers your student

Applied Liberal Arts Applied Liberal Arts pairs the rigorous academic foundation of our liberal arts majors with opportunities for personal and professional growth to ensure students graduate with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to succeed in the modern world. The Applied Liberal Arts Initiative encourages students to pursue pathways to success. Students combine their coursework with research, study abroad, internships, hands-on experience and student leadership to develop an exciting career.
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Research Grants Grants and mentorships for undergraduate research with faculty mentors
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Careers & Internships Internship opportunities put liberal arts skills into practice outside of the classroom. For a start, many of our departments in the College offer major-specific internships. Even more internship opportunities can found through the Career Studio.
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Clubs & Activities Leadership opportunities serving as College Senators in student government, as members of the CLA Student Advisory Board, or in a prominent role in student clubs
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Cultural Enrichment Cultural enrichment through student performances and exhibitions as well as the opportunity to see world-class artists, musicians and other performers hosted by the School of the Arts
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Living Learning Community Special first-year, on-campus living opportunity through the Liberal Arts Living and Learning Community, where first-year liberal arts students take a class together, participate in special activities, attend leadership and internships workshops and work with mentors in the College
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College of Liberal Arts wellness and support for students

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The College of Liberal Arts has a strong network of dedicated academic advisors available to assist students throughout their academic career. Located in the CLA Student Center within Thompson Hall, these advisors assist our students throughout their undergraduate years; we also require all CLA majors to receive one-on-one advising for the first three semesters to ensure they are taking the right courses and receiving professional advising help that will improve their chances of success and graduating in four years or less.

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Financial support

The University’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Office provides financial guidance related to your student’s educational costs, student employment information, financial aid, loans, payment plans, billing and scholarships. The financial aid office also offers workshops online known as FAFSA Fridays to assist students and their families with completion of this important financial aid form. In addition, the College of Liberal Arts offers a number of scholarships to students enrolled in our programs. Make sure that your student, completes the scholarship application found in MyNevada every year to be considered for one of these competitive awards.

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The Nevada FIT program aids students in their transition from high school to college through an intensive college immersion experience the week before classes begin in August. Students in the LiberalArtsFIT program meet faculty and learn about the majors in the College of Liberal Arts, attend classes regarding skills development from note taking to class presentations, visit the Knowledge Center, experience what their fall math class will be like, find out about career paths for liberal arts majors and get ready for the semester to begin.

Campus resources for wellness and safety

Make sure your student takes advantage of all the health and wellness campus resources offered. If your student is sick, we have a student health center right on campus. If your student is struggling and needs counseling support, we have an on-campus counseling center. If your student is hungry - not to worry - there are lots of dining options on campus. In addition, our on-campus University Police Services are available to ensure the safety of our students. But make sure your student takes time for fun too – and encourage them to check out an athletics event.

Academic resources

Math Center

Offers a range of tutoring services, review sessions and resources (e.g., computer lab) to help students with math.

Tutoring Center

Provides a range of tutoring services, including free one-on-one appointments, Nevada PASS sessions, walk-in labs and weekly small group sessions.

Writing and Speaking Center

Support students through every stage of writing, from development to completion, through online and in-person consultations.

Give to the College of Liberal Arts

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