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Academics

We are proud to be the most academically diverse college of SIU, housing 18 academic departments plus dynamic research and resource centers unique to SIU. Our community includes undergraduate and graduate students, pursuing degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels.

We purposefully integrate the arts, humanities, and social sciences, creating a unique liberal arts educational experience. Having more areas of study with fewer barriers, we empower students to find creative ways to blend insights gained from different academic approaches.

What this means is that your degree is your degree. Our academic units work together to give you the choices you want to personalize your liberal arts education. You can even build your own custom bachelor’s degree using our University Studies program. At CoLA, you will find the opportunities that you want and study the fields that interest you.

Undergraduate

Liberal Arts offers 28 majors and 36 minors. Several of the majors also offer different specializations.