The College of Liberal Arts and its embedded School of the Arts (SotA) offers an array of courses of study in the arts, humanities and the social sciences. As the principal provider to St. Cloud State's Liberal Education Program, the College and School touch the lives of nearly every student seeking an undergraduate degree. Through a variety of learning opportunities -- be it in a classroom or in the community -- we provide students with the ability to make a difference in the world today and into the future.
View the College's latest publication "The Letter" to learn how faculty, staff, and students are making that difference.
You'll find very few students who haven't dipped into our liberal arts programs sometime during their campus careers.
Dozens of programs offer assistance, advice and encouragement to help achieve goals.
Our standout students just keep shaping the world.
Want to see and know the world? We'll take you there.
It's not all about the books and classrooms. You'll practice what we preach.
Active & Applied Learning
We help you take your learning out into the world and put it to use.
We value skills and tools that guide students toward success as critical thinkers, communicators and leaders.
We work across disciplines to deliver unique solutions to changing educational and community needs.
Creative Problem Solvers
We dream big, and we take students along as we explore environmental, cultural and historical issues from a global viewpoint.
In many cases, we (literally) wrote the book or framed the scholarly conversation on key issues.
Give us a problem. We work with colleagues to find the tools, techniques and pathways to a solution.
Innovators and Collaborators
Faculty devotes time and energy to campus and community programs that enhance learning and lead a variety of professional organizations.