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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Dean Antczak's photo gallery and guestbook

Check out our photo gallery celebrating Fred's 16 years as our dean. Would you like to leave Dean Antczak a note?


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.


July Film and Video virtual events

July 23, 2020 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Digital Dialogue with Dr. Charles Pazdernik

July 23, 2020 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

July Film and Video virtual events

July 30, 2020 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CLAS Regalia Repair Clinic

August 7, 2020 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CLAS Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence

October 16, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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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.

Laker Marching Band

The Olosho Ethnobotany Project

Meet a CSAT major!

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.

Alan Carter, Ad/PR major

Locked in Virtual Space

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

History Professor Louis Moore

Prof. Sok Kean Khoo and students research together