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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Constitution expert: Political cartoons, newspapers paved the way for Constitution's ratification

Akhil Reed Amar, one of the nation's leading legal scholars on the Constitution, was the keynote speaker for the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies' Constitution Day program.

Sep 16, 2021

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"Honest and Unrefined: Art Outside the Academy"

September 27, 2021 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

"Honest and Unrefined: Art Outside the Academy"

October 6, 2021 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Insulin At 100

October 14, 2021 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium

October 15, 2021 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Repair Clinic

October 19, 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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GVSU Arts Celebration Fund

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Third faculty member earns Fulbright Scholar award

History professor Steeve Buckridge earned a Fulbright Scholar award and will teach in a country where he has led study abroad trips.

Aug 31, 2021

CLAS Faculty disseminating their work this week

CLAS Faculty were among those publishing and presenting this week.

Jul 27, 2021

Alumna Fulbright Scholar to Egypt

Hannah Gaff, Class of 2008, is the recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Egypt.

Jun 25, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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The Olosho Ethnobotany Project

Prof. Sok Kean Khoo and students research together