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.     


The Complete Bach Cello Suites in Six Concerts

November 6, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Complete Bach Cello Suites in Six Concerts

November 20, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Repair Clinic drop off

February 15, 2021 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Repair Clinic drop off

February 16, 2021 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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GVSU debate expert: Final presidential debate had much-needed infusion of order, allowing voters to learn more

October 23, 2020

Carl Brown, assistant professor communication studies, said the debate structure needs reform.

Faculty and staff sketches

October 22, 2020

Faculty accomplishments are highlighted in addition to notices of the deaths of two retirees.

Faculty member shows students in multi-year local history project the ripple effects of urban renewal

October 20, 2020

Matthew Daley, associate professor of history, is guiding students through the project.

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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 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.

History Professor Louis Moore

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.

Laker Marching Band

The Olosho Ethnobotany Project

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.

Prof. Sok Kean Khoo and students research together