Message from the Dean

Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, commonly referred to as CLAS. APU’s academic programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences have a unique institutional home: They have been placed in the only “college” within the university structure. This institutional distinction corresponds to the college’s universal purpose, education that prepares students not for a specific profession but for life itself, for the moral, intellectual, social, civic, and spiritual maturity that accompanies a life well-lived.

The college includes 9 academic departments, 1 institute, 2 centers, and nearly 100 full-time faculty. We offer 21 majors, graduate programs in TESOL and English, and programs in Liberal Studies and the Humanities. The college also houses the student newspaper, forensics program, and campus radio station.

The CLAS faculty members are committed to working closely with the bright, inquisitive students taking courses in CLAS. The combination of good students and talented educators creates a vibrant academic community.

We welcome you to visit us on campus and meet our students and faculty.

Jennifer Walsh
Dean and Professor
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Note: This information is current for the 2016-17 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.