The College of the Liberal Arts is
the place to find Your Place
Unlimited options and unwavering support to prepare you for life and any career you choose. It all starts here. Launch your legacy with the College of the Liberal Arts.
students participating in out-of-classroom experiences
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5/5 stars for overall campus climate in the 2022 Campus Pride LGBTQ-Friendly Campus Climate Index
The College of the Liberal Arts is home to nearly 150 undergraduate majors, minors, integrated undergraduate-graduate degrees (IUGs), associate degrees, and certificates.
Major of the Month: German
Each month, we feature one of our forty-nine majors. Learn about the German major at Penn State and what our students and alumni are doing with their degrees.
German Major and Minor
Experiencing German Language and Culture in Munich
Education Abroad: Freiburg
The College of the Liberal Arts is a community of people with a genuine interest in developing long-standing interpersonal relationships that help students succeed before and after they graduate. With this goal in mind, Liberal Arts Student Services connect students with the resources and opportunities they need to be successful. Our Student Services offices are all centrally located on the first floor of Sparks Building.
- Academic Advising
- Academic Scholarships
- Career Enrichment Network
- Chaiken Center for Student Success
- Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity
- Paterno Fellows Program
Beyond the Classroom
Learning outside the classroom is an important part of a Penn State Liberal Arts education. Participating in out-of-classroom experiences like internships, education abroad, and research can play an integral role in personal, academic, and career development, offering students the opportunity to set themselves apart.
Our Career Enrichment Network offers a variety of professional development opportunities for students, including our Alumni Mentor Program, a Living Learning Community, and Liberal Arts Career Week.
Have you already applied or been accepted to the College of the Liberal Arts? There are some next steps you should take, including applying for financial aid and academic scholarships and preparing for New Student Orientation. You can also read through our FAQs.
Parents and Families
Our college prepares students for life beyond the classroom and for whatever career paths they may choose—even if they haven’t chosen a specific path just yet. We also want to make it easy for you to get the information you need.