College of Liberal Studies
at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
UWL’s CLS believes in and enacts the value of a liberal education—such value incorporates economic significance, organizational contributions, and personal development. Disciplines outside CLS also recognize the importance of broad-based liberal education for long-term personal and career success of global citizens.
96% of surveyed employers state that educational experiences must teach future employees to solve problems and successfully communicate with people whose views and backgrounds are different from their own. Additionally, valuing and appreciating difference leads to innovation, creativity, and unique ways of problem-solving.
Research shows students need to be globally competent to be successful 21st century citizens. Programs in CLS provide and connect with culturally-rich experiences and educational opportunities on campus, within the region, the nation, and our larger world.
Applied learning opportunities are a hallmark of a student’s experience in the CLS—from internships, to course-embedded research projects, to client-service projects, to volunteer opportunities, community engagement through applied learning provides the kind of leadership students and employers seek.