The foundation of excellence at a research university lies in the core strength of its liberal arts and sciences.
More than 750 tenure-track faculty discover new knowledge every day within our halls and around the world. With research expenditures in excess of $40 million per year, they study science, social science, and humanities, and they join forces across disciplinary boundaries. They develop climate change models to predict future weather patterns, uncover global violations of human rights, and write books that question the meaning of truth. They inspire students. And they inspire each other.
The College teaches nearly two-thirds of all credit hours at UConn, with more than 4,300 classes offered each semester to students across the University. Whether majoring in physics, philosophy, or French, students in CLAS learn the time-honored essentials of their discipline from world-renowned experts, all while developing the skills to succeed and adapt in an ever-changing career landscape. Students achieve the mission of our College by becoming independent, creative thinkers, and responsible citizens.
We’re home to more than 9,800 undergraduate students at the Storrs and regional campuses. Our nearly 1,800 graduate students take their scholarship to the next level, earning master’s and Ph.D. degrees and working with faculty on the cutting edge of research.
Our ever-growing base of more than 100,000 proud alumni are scattered throughout Connecticut, the country, and the world. They work as librarians, financial analysts, land managers, entrepreneurs, public servants, teachers, geneticists, writers, and in countless other professions. And hundreds of them return to Storrs each year to mentor current students, serve on alumni panels, and network with each other.