The liberal arts teach skills in creativity, communication and critical thinking. 

The College of Liberal Arts is home to the arts, humanities and social sciences at UAF. We can help prepare you for a successful career in many fields and teach you meaningful ways of engaging with the world.  Education in the liberal arts fosters critical thinking skills, encourages informed social involvement and increases earning power.



 Academic Excellence + Experiential Learning

Students learn from all fieldsCombine the rigorous study of society, culture and politics with Alaska's signature Arctic research. One of the biggest things UAF has going for it is its small classes, which foster an environment of working with peers. You're not just in it for yourself.
Students learn from all fields Make your mark on the world Choosing the College of Liberal Arts helps you to explore  a wide range of fields. We engage every voice and instill a drive to discover that goes far beyond the classroom.
Students learn from all fields Developing and enhancing abilities, including critical analysis and thinking, creativity, cross-cultural communication and ethical debate, are at the core of every student’s experience.


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Clarity magazine is mailed to CLA's many friends, alumni and donors each year, and focuses on the stories of CLA's current students, faculty and staff.

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  • Winter Shorts returns in November

    November 07, 2019

    The University of Alaska Fairbanks Student Drama Association will present Winter Shorts, an annual student-produced collection of one-act plays, in mid-November. The plays will be performed in the Lee H. Salisbury Theatre in the Fine Arts Complex.
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  • Community of Writers celebrates family stories

    November 07, 2019

    Writers of all ages and experience levels can find advice and resources at the 2019 Community of Writing event. COW will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Noel Wien Library, 1215 Cowles St. in Fairbanks. This year’s theme is “Multigenerational Stories.” 
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