The CLAS Advantage

The UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences transforms lives.

We value creative education and mentorship, foundational research and inquiry, and ethical social engagement. The College empowers students, faculty, and all members of the UConn community to discover their agency and do meaningful work in the world.


Our Priorities

A Modern Liberal Arts Education

Studying broadly makes you marketable to any career and enriches your life with meaning. Here in CLAS, engaged faculty guide and learn along with their students to understand the intersections of culture and the natural world. Whatever your passion, you'll find your niche here.
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Interconnected Research

As the core of a Research I institution, we value the creative process of scrutinizing what we think we already understand. Faculty and student research in CLAS spans the ethical use of genetic testing, economic drivers of climate change, how deaf children learn math, and the history of antifascism. With significant annual national funding, and an increased emphasis on entrepreneurship, our work benefits the state of Connecticut and the world.

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Social Responsibility

As the largest college at Connecticut's land grant and sea grant university, we embrace our responsibility to our neighbors and the world through the promotion of equity, environmental stewardship, social justice, and accessible space and opportunity. Students and scholars in CLAS make a real difference through service, outreach, and advocacy.
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More Initiatives

Members and leaders of our College work collaboratively with partners across the University and within our own halls on initiatives to improve the UConn experience, to understand and lead the development of the modern higher education landscape, and to serve the citizens of the State of Connecticut. Here are a few of our current initiatives.

Strategic Plan

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has embarked on a strategic planning process that will unfold over the 2019-2020 academic year. The plan will articulate what we are here to do, the values that are important as we do our work, and what we intend to become over the next five years.

Learn more about our strategic planning process.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental values that shape and strengthen the CLAS community. Recognizing that our academic success relies on a variety of perspectives, people, and experiences, the College affirms our ongoing pursuit of an academic experience that represents, nurtures, and broadens each of us.
As part of our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, CLAS has initiated three cluster hires that build on our established strengths and develop new interdisciplinary possibilities. We are excited to welcome these three new groups of scholars and look forward to the dynamic partnerships, collaborative mentoring, and intellectual intersections that will result from the multiple related hires.

CLAS Cluster Hire Searches, 2019-2020

Health Disparities

Two assistant professors (tenure track)
Anthropology; Sociology; or Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS)

One open rank professor (tenured/tenure-track)
Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS)
Diversity Science

Three open rank professors (tenured/tenure-track)
Native American and Indigenous Studies

Two assistant professors (tenure track)

One associate or full professor (tenured)

Anthropology; English; History; Literatures, Cultures, and Languages (LCL); Sociology; Philosophy; or Political Science. They may also choose to be affiliated or jointly appointed with the Human Rights Institute; El Instituto; American Studies; Africana Studies; Asian and Asian American Studies; or Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.