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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April 20, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Digital Research and Teaching Percolator

May 3, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Intercultural Development Inventory Workshop

May 8, 2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Science on Tap--What Happens When Beliefs Change

May 10, 2018 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

CLAS on the Green

June 13, 2018 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Laker Marching Band

Bio of an archaeologist

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Start planning now for Spring and Summer term courses at GVSU or online.

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.


Passion for Educating the At-Risk Fuels Alumna

Shalonda Owens ’00 graduated with a BA in English Language Arts, then in 2009 earned a Masters in Educational Leadership. As a first generation college student coming to Grand Valley, Shalonda admits she was a little intimidated by her decision

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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.

Prof. Sok Kean Khoo and students research together

Kierra Washington, Athletic Training

International Relations alumna Autumn Modena 

Engaging Maasai Culture with our Anthropologists

Inside the tower

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