College of Arts and Sciences

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"As a part-time student working full-time, I found the  Master's of Liberal Arts and Sciences Program to be a great way for me to broaden my educational horizons. My classes were taught by exceptional professors, and I immersed myself in challenging academic material. An added bonus is that I forged lifelong relationships with fellow students in the program. I can't think of a better way to have spent the last three years."

-- Gretchen Steil Weiss, MLAS Summer 2013

Why Get a Degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences?

A degree in the Liberal Arts and Sciences is an interdisciplinary degree emphasizing comparative critical thinking, communication, and the creative application of a broad range of methodologies and applied skills. Students choosing this option truly embody the spirit of a liberal arts education. A grounding in the liberal arts and sciences, combined with the development of skills and knowledge for a lifetime of learning, empowers individuals and prepares them to deal with complexity, diversity, and change. The curriculum provides students with a broad knowledge of the wider world, so crucial in our global society, and provides opportunities for in-depth study in specific areas of interest.

Programs of Study

Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Integrated BLAS/MLAS Program
Masters of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Upcoming Events

9/2: QC - LASSO meeting  11:30am  Riverfront Hall 229

9/4: Macomb -  "What Can I Do with My Degree"-- for BLAS, African American Studies and Women's Studies majors. 6-8pm Simpkins 327. Pizza and beverages provided.

9/9: QC - "Unforgettable Lessons of the Holocaust" 5:30pm  Riverfront Hall 103/104

9/10: QC - 12th Annual John Hallwas Liberal Arts Lecture presented by Dr. James Rabchuk, "Seeing Things Invisible: How We Gain Reliable Knowledge about Things We Can't See" 3:00pm Riverfront Hall 111

9/11: Macomb - 12th Annual John Hallwas Liberal Arts Lecture presented by Dr. James Rabchuk, "Seeing Things Invisible: How We Gain Reliable Knowledge about Things We Can't See" 7:00pm  Union Grand Ballroom

9/15: Macomb - Carrer Development Center Resume Review Walk-In  8:00am-4:30pm

9/16: Macomb - LEJA Career Fair--not just for LEJA majors! 10:00am-2:00pm  Union Grand Ballroom

9/17: Macomb - "Perceptions: Exploring Self and Identity through Visual Art"; Kristin Hotelling Zona talk 12:15pm and poetry reading 4:15pm  University Art Gallery

9/18: QC - Business Career Fair--not just for business majors!  1:30pm-4:30pm  Riverfront Hall

9/23: Macomb - Career Development Center Resume Worshop  Noon  3rd Floor Malpass Library Classroom

9/30: Macomb - Professionalization and Classroom Expectations  4:30pm-5:30pm  Morgan Hall 101B

10/1: Macomb - Career Development Center Interviewing Preparation Workshop  Noon  Memorial Hall 124

10/6: Macomb - Carrer Development Center Resume Review Walk-In  8:00am-6:00pm 

10/7: Macomb - Fall Career and Internship Fair  6:00pm  Union Grand Ballroom

10/21: Macomb - Resume and Career Writing 101 (students encouraged to bring drafts)  4:30pm-5:30pm  Morgan Hall 101B

11/18: Macomb - Networking and Developing Your Professional Identity  4:30pm-5:30pm  Morgan Hall 101B