The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the heart of the University of Connecticut and its home for innovative discoveries and great debates that bridge the boundaries among the sciences, social sciences and the humanities. The College comprises 25 departments and more than 50 undergraduate majors, 100 graduate programs and 800 faculty. It is also home to numerous interdisciplinary and cultural centers, institutes, and programs that generate innovative ideas and create new fields of inquiry.
The College supports a research profile of more than $40 million in annual expenditures. Among the College’s prominent research programs are its life and physical science faculty in the areas of genetics and genomics, in collaboration with the UConn Health Center and The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine facilities in Farmington. The College has been at the forefront of environmental research, teaching, and outreach, with strong expertise in the natural and social sciences as well as interdisciplinary research initiatives related to environmental sustainability, biodiversity, and global environmental change. With ongoing interdisciplinary work on cognitive and brain science among philosophers, linguists, behavioral scientists, and neurobiologists, the College has a unique capacity for understanding language and the human mind. The College is the University's home for research in the humanities, and includes highly-ranked programs in history, including early American and Latin American history; American and English literature; medieval studies, and world languages and culture. The College also supports an array of programs and institutes focusing on race, gender and transcultural studies, with a vision of studying the migration of peoples across the globe.
Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Ethnic and Gender Studies
Human Development and Family Sciences
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
Marine Sciences Department
Molecular and Cell Biology
Physiology and Neurobiology
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Urban and Community Studies Program
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies