Undergraduate Students

In CLAS, the possibilities are endless.

Our College's 117 flexible majors and minors means you don’t have to choose between the things you love. Want to study philosophy while you’re pre-med? Interested in economics and love poetry? Yearning to study abroad and create your own major? You can customize your experience in the modern liberal arts, which will prepare you for a constantly changing job market.

 

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Resources for Current Students

Choose Your Path

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is UConn's home of academic exploration. Our breadth means you can try out degree options before you declare them. You also get dedicated staff and faculty advisors who will guide you every step of the way, helping you achieve your academic and professional goals.

Advising and Academic Resources

Advisors in the CLAS Academic Services Center help students navigate majors and minors, programs of study, academic deadlines, and much more.

View more advising resources for CLAS students.

View the College's guidelines on grade appeals.

CLAS Majors and Programs

Undergraduates in CLAS can choose from more than 50 majors ranging from physics to philosophy, geography to journalism, and economics to English.

See a full list of CLAS majors.

Explore and Compare Majors

Having trouble deciding which major is right for you? The Major Experience (TME)in UConn’s Academic Center for Exploratory Students (ACES) offers a database of major profiles that include program descriptions and information about introductory courses, potential careers, related areas of study, and more.

Find Courses

CLAS offers more than 4,000 courses each year on the Storrs and regional campuses.

View UConn's current undergraduate course catalog.

Get Experience

Your CLAS education connects you to countless opportunities to apply your education to hands-on problems. Find an internship, get a research position, study abroad...the possibilities are endless. Whatever you choose, you’ll use your classroom knowledge in versatile and challenging ways, and gain transferable skills that prepare you for any career.

Explore Research Opportunities

The Office of Undergraduate Research can help you find a CLAS faculty advisor and opportunities that allow you to explore your research passion, whether it’s discovering how genes affect behavior or understanding the role of women in Renaissance literature.

Interested in pursuing an independent project? UConn and external agencies fund research opportunities for undergraduates during the school year and the summer months.

Find an Internship or Co-op

The Center for Career Development can help you find and apply for internships or co-ops where you can learn about and get your feet wet in a professional field that interests you.

Find an On-Campus Job

Want to build your résumé on campus? You can search for student labor and work-study jobs at UConn by visiting the University’s Student Employment website.

Study Abroad

UConn's Education Abroad program offers more than 130 programs in 40 countries. Besides being one of the most memorable experiences of your life, studying abroad will help you build cultural competency, develop your independence, and enhance your résumé.

Start Your Career

You can bank on your liberal arts and sciences degree. Versatility, creative problem-solving, and communication skills are just a few of the top qualities that employers look for -- and they find them in liberal arts majors. Investing in these transferable skills doesn't just help you land your first job. It prepares you to navigate an evolving job market, where the careers of tomorrow don't even exist yet.

Get a head start on your career, evaluate your strengths, and gain professional experience by taking advantage of these resources.

Attend a Career Event

The Center for Career Development sponsors events each semester that can help you explore your career options and build your résumé. The Center also co-sponsors events with the College that connect current students with UConn alumni.

CLAS Career Night
UConn Career Fairs
View the Full Events Calendar

See the College's calendar of events recommended for CLAS students.

Get Career Coaching

Career coaching sessions from the Center for Career Development help students identify and achieve their professional goals. CLAS students can request coaching sessions at the Storrs and regional campuses on topics like career and major exploration, jobs and internship searches, graduate schools, practice interviews, résumé and cover letter critiques, and more.

Schedule a career coaching appointment.

Explore Graduate School

Considering graduate school? The Center for Career Development can help you determine if you’re on the right track, narrow down your list of schools, and develop your application materials. In addition, the Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Center and Pre-Law Advising Center can help you identify courses and plan ahead for exams and applications in their respective areas.

Find an Alumni Mentor

The Husky Mentor Network is an online platform that connects you with professionals within UConn’s alumni network for one-on-one career conversations.

Start Your Job Search

Through Handshake, UConn’s online recruiting platform, students have 24/7 access to thousands of job, internship, and co-op postings from employers actively seeking to hire UConn undergraduates. These employers also frequently visit campus for career fairs, classroom visits, information sessions, and on-campus interviews.