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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High school students gain work experience, math skills as GVSU consultants during summer jobs

September 28, 2020

The program hired youth who live in city zip codes disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

Virtual theater, the auditions: Student performers strive to stand out from a Zoom computer screen

September 24, 2020

GVNext will follow this fall the theater program's virtual production of "The Revolutionists."

Faculty and staff sketches

September 23, 2020

Faculty and staff members have published research or given virtual presentations.

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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.


Repair Clinic (Pandemic version)

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

Repair Clinic (Pandemic version)

October 2, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Repair Clinic (Pandemic version)

October 5, 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.

Diversity in Education Endowed Scholarship

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To assist an undergraduate full-time student of color with the intention of pursuing a career as a teacher, preference will be given to students participating in any existing teacher pipeline partnership programs.

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