Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences! CLAS is the largest of Grand Valley's colleges. Our students choose from more than 50 bachelor degrees (and a growing number of advanced degrees) in the natural and mathematical sciences, the fine arts and humanities, and the social sciences. In fact, all GVSU undergraduates build the foundation for their major studies in general education courses offered by our College. It all starts here.     

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Concert Band Concert

February 19, 2018 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Discover Scuba

February 20, 2018 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM

Opening--Mixtape Exhibition

February 22, 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Repair Clinic II

February 22, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Inside the tower

Engaging Maasai Culture with our Anthropologists

Prof. Sok Kean Khoo and students research together

CLAS Innovation Fund

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The CLAS Innovation Fund (formerly known as the CLAS Fund for Excellence) supports College programs for faculty and students which are fine examples of our mission: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a student-centered and diverse learning community that engages in critical inquiry extending knowledge to enrich and enliven individual and public life.

CLAS Endowed Scholarship

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In addition to preparing our students for success, CLAS has created an endowed scholarship fund focused on the needs of our students. The purpose of the CLAS Endowed Scholarship Fund will be to provide our students with scholarships that can be used to support their academic plans.


Stabler of History Awarded Fulbright

Scott Stabler, Assistant Professor of History, has been awarded a Fulbright for his work in Ghana. Scott explains that the award will allow him "to study and teach at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana, Africa for the winter 2011 semester. I will

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Locked in Virtual Space

Professor Tim Evans has emerged from his big adventure at NASA.

New Music Ensemble Setting National Parks to Music

With some help from the National Endowment for the Arts, the GV New Music Ensemble takes the show on the road in grand style.

International Relations alumna Autumn Modena 

Kierra Washington, Athletic Training

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