About the College

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.

 

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Our Priorities

Inclusive Community

The power of our liberal arts education lies in the diversity of our community. We strive to build an environment where students and employees feel valued and their voices are heard. We take steps to attract diverse talent to our College. And we are dedicated to strengthening our support structures so that community members can succeed and thrive.
 
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Innovative Scholarship

As the arts and sciences college at a Research I institution, we are committed to building on a foundation of core disciplines to spur innovative thinking. We create the conditions for our community members to exchange ideas, advance scholarship, and secure support for their work. The result is boundary-breaking research that impacts Connecticut and the world, and provides opportunities to students at all levels.
 

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Student Success

Our College offers a broad education through which students can find their passions, achieve career success, and enrich their lives with meaning. We develop exciting new methods to teach core disciplines, and we provide new opportunities for hands-on learning in cutting-edge areas. Students from all majors and backgrounds will find opportunities here to engage in research, internships, and service learning.
 
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Service and Impact

As part of Connecticut's land grant and sea grant university, we embrace our responsibility to our neighbors and the world. We contribute to research, innovations, and evidence-based policies that impact the welfare of Connecticut. We engage with state leaders, businesses, and nonprofits to provide transformative experiences for students. Our alumni make a difference in their communities and return to UConn to mentor and support the next generation of leaders.
 

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