Study everything: Majoring in the College of Arts and Letters

Author: Todd Boruff

What can you study in the College of Arts and Letters?

  • How is a particular community affected by an economic policy?
  • How does access to food influence educational outcomes?
  • Why do I sing Baroque differently than I sing Mozart?
  • How are my interactions affecting other people?
  • What does the Constitution mean?
  • How can I be consistently ethical?
  • What do I believe?
  • What does it mean to live a good life?

Students can ask meaningful questions and pursue their passions in a range of fields from anthropology to theology. Because the requirements are flexible, students can take classes across disciplines to find a major they love or synthesize ideas to create knowledge. With opportunities to learn languages, study abroad, do an internship, and write a senior thesis, the possibilities are endless. 

“With Arts and Letters, you get to spend four years exploring what you really want,” said American studies major Jacob McKenna.

Whether you choose a degree in the arts, humanities, or social sciences, majoring in Arts and Letters means you can study everything. 

“This is an education for a lifetime,” said Program of Liberal Studies major Soren Hansen. “You can really take it wherever you’d like to go.”

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