In CLAS, the possibilities are endless.
Our College offers more than 100 flexible majors and minors, meaning 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.
Resources for Undergraduate 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.
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.
Explore Majors and Careers
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 to help you narrow down your options. You can also explore potential careers, industries, and common job titles by major through UConn's Center for Career Development.
CLAS offers more than 4,000 courses each year on the Storrs and regional campuses.
Get Help with Campus Change
The majority of CLAS undergraduates who start their careers at Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury must transition to Storrs to complete their degrees. To aid this transition, the College supports a peer mentoring program and a one-credit online course to help campus change students prepare for success at Storrs.
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.
You can find additional research support and funding opportunities on the CLAS research page.
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 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.
UConn's Experiential Global Learning offers more hundreds of study abroad programs in dozens of countries. Besides being one of the most memorable experiences of your life, studying abroad will help you learn about other cultures, develop your independence, and enhance your résumé.
Plan Your Career
You can bank on your liberal arts and sciences degree. Critical thinking, teamwork, and communication skills are just a few of the top qualities that employers look for - and they find them in liberal arts majors. These skills help you land your first job, and give you the versatility to thrive in an evolving job market.
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.
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.
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.
Connect with Alumni
HuskyLink is an online platform that connects you with professionals within UConn’s alumni network for one-on-one career conversations.
Find Your Career Community
Career Communities and Affinity Communities feature industry and identity-focused content curated by the Center for Career Development. They collect alumni success stories, upcoming events, campus and professional organizations, and articles to help you navigate specific industries and the role that identity plays in your career development.
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.
Need help with academics? Looking for health and wellness services? Visit the CLAS Academic Services Center's website to find common resources for current students, admitted students, campus change/transfer students, and international students.