ASU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Coordinates: 33°25′19.66″N 111°53′15.51″W / 33.4221278°N 111.8876417°W / 33.4221278; -111.8876417

Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Motto Transforming learning, discovery and lives
Type Public
Established 1954
Dean Patrick J. Kenney
Academic staff
Students 20,520
Location Tempe, Arizona, United States
Campus Arizona State University

The Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts & Sciences also known as CLAS is one of the 24 independent school/college units at ASU. It consists of 24 academic units (schools, institutes, departments and programs), totaling 20,128 students enrolled (as of Fall 2014),[1] and is the largest of Arizona State University's colleges.

Academic Units[edit]


  • Earth and Space Exploration
  • Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
  • Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
  • Hugh Downs School of Human Communication
  • Human Evolution and Social Change
  • International Letters and Cultures
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
  • Politics and Global Studies
  • Social and Family Dynamics
  • Social Transformation

- African and African American Studies - Asian Pacific American Studies - Justice and Social Inquiry - Women and Gender Studies

  • Transborder Studies


  • Aerospace Studies
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • English
  • Military Science
  • Physics
  • Psychology


  • American Indian Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Naval Science


  • Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • BEYOND: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science
  • Center for Asian Research
  • Center for Bioarchaeological Research
  • Center for Bioenergy and Photosynthesis
  • Center for Biological Physics
  • Center for Biology and Society
  • Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture
  • Center for Metabolic Biology
  • Center for Meteorite Studies
  • Center for Population Dynamics
  • Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity
  • Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity
  • Family and Human Dynamics Research Institute
  • GeoDa Center for Geospatial Analysis and Computation
  • Hispanic Research Center
  • Institute of Human Origins
  • Institute for Humanities Research
  • Institute for Social Science Research
  • International Institute for Species Exploration
  • LeRoy Eyring Center for Solid State Science
  • Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics
  • Mathematical, Computational and Modeling Sciences Center
  • The Melikian Center: Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies
  • Prevention Research Center
  • Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing

ASU Centers and Institutes with Liberal Arts and Sciences Partnerships[edit]

  • American Indian Policy Institute
  • American Indian Student Support Services
  • Biodesign Institute
  • Center for Nanotechnology in Society
  • Center for Research on Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology (CRESMET)
  • Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict
  • Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes
  • Global Institute of Sustainability
  • North American Center for Transborder Studies


  1. ^ "FAQ". College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2015-01-19. 

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