The Power of New Knowledge

CLAS houses foundational disciplines across the humanities, natural, physical, and social sciences at UConn, leading to novel, collaborative paths of inquiry. The result is boundary-breaking new knowledge that impacts Connecticut and the world, and provides research opportunities accessible to students at all levels.


Our Strengths

Interdisciplinary Scholarship

Does literature influence modern human rights? Can 3D printing lower health care costs? Will climate change upend global economies? Did colonialism shape our DNA?

In the College, our portfolio of $59 million in research funding and more than 50 original books published annually is both grounded by centuries-old traditions and driven by modern issues facing humanity.

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Accessibility for All

We work every day to make research and scholarly inquiry in CLAS available to all people. Undergraduate students, graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, faculty, and staff alike work together to learn new things about our world. Our research is stronger and more meaningful when people from all backgrounds contribute their unique perspectives and learn the excitement of discovery.

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Community Impact

Whether it’s protecting Connecticut’s shoreline from climate change or empowering Indian girls to attend school on bikes, research in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has an impact. We use our research to address the human challenges of tomorrow in Connecticut, the U.S., and dozens of countries around the world.

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Research Resources


For Faculty

UConn supports faculty in their pursuit of innovative research through dedicated offices and resources, overseen by the Office of the Provost and Office of the Vice President for Research.

View a list of research resources on the Office of the Vice President for Research website.

For Graduate Students

Graduate students have the opportunity to work on research projects with principal investigators in CLAS departments, and to collaborate on their own interdisciplinary research projects. Learn more about UConn's graduate programs and their research opportunities.

For Undergraduate Students

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is a resource for undergraduates in all majors on all UConn campuses seeking to enrich their experiences through participation in research, scholarship, and creative activity.

Learn how to get started in undergraduate research or meet with an Office of Undergraduate Research advisor.