Welcome to the College of Liberal Studies [CLS] at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse! CLS has departments and programs in the humanities, social sciences, arts and communication and interdisciplinary studies. The college is home to more than 160 faculty members who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship and creative endeavors.
A rich and wide array of courses and degree programs are offered at both the undergraduate and the graduate levels. Opportunities abound for students to participate in undergraduate research and creative endeavors, professional internships, student-teaching experiences, service-learning projects and international study programs.
The liberal arts foundation of the college stresses the importance of effective communication, creative and critical thinking, and respect and understanding of human difference. Students acquire the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to be productive, informed global citizens.
It is no secret that the era of the specialist is rapidly changing to the era of the multifaceted human being - knowledgeable, creative, and globally competent. As the world becomes increasingly complex we need to:
It is not enough to absorb information; we must interact dynamically with it. Dynamic interaction is at the heart of the 56 undergraduate and five graduate degree programs in the humanities, social sciences, arts and communication, education and interdisciplinary programs that comprise the College of Liberal Studies.
A lifetime of learning and discovery are possible through the College of Liberal Studies.
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College of Liberal Studies is dedicated to providing quality instruction and
learning experiences, which prepare students for future education or careers
and meaningful, responsible lives by fostering a climate of intellectual
curiosity and creativity.
of the college will have developed the ability to communicate effectively,
think critically, conduct sound research, understand global issues, use
knowledge in all aspects of life, participate meaningfully as citizens, and to
discover and apply worthwhile values.
college is committed to maintaining academic integrity and high ethical
standards. The college, through its faculty, students, and curricula, is also
dedicated to advancing cultural diversity. Furthermore, by developing
partnerships and encouraging professional connections, the college establishes
its membership in the broader community.
academic community within the College of Liberal Studies supports a strong
general education program, nurtures exceptional disciplinary programs, and
creates innovative interdisciplinary programs. Together these programs promote
lifelong personal and professional learning.