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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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Tony Lupo and James Smither

Alumnus partners with GVSU Veterans History Project to share interviews, providing significant addition to collection

The collection of stories provides a wealth of information for a variety of users.

Jun 17, 2021

Bird perched on a log in a river

GVSU Special Collections to house PFAS stories gathered by writing faculty member

Dani DeVasto is collecting personal accounts of those affected by PFAS contamination.

Jun 14, 2021

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Faculty of note in June 2021

Join us in congratulating our faculty on these accomplishments.

Jun 11, 2021

CLAS Faculty Shared their Research, May 2021

Several faculty members disseminated their research this week.

May 27, 2021

Faculty making strides this week

Four faculty accomplishments were noted this week.

May 14, 2021

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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.


Dean Fred Antczak Endowed Scholarship

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This fund is to benefit students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who have a financial need.


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.


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.


History Professor Louis Moore

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.

Laker Marching Band

The Olosho Ethnobotany Project

Prof. Sok Kean Khoo and students research together

Alan Carter, Ad/PR major