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College of Liberal Arts

Embracing the Power of a Liberal Arts Education

At our vibrant and inclusive college, we embrace the power of liberal arts education to foster critical thinking, creativity, and a deep understanding of the world.

Immerse yourself in a dynamic learning environment where small class sizes allow for personalized attention and meaningful interactions with faculty and peers. Engage in lively discussions, collaborative projects, and hands-on experiences that deepen your understanding of the subject matter and equip you with valuable skills for success in a wide range of careers.

Why Choose the College of Liberal Arts?

As one of the largest liberal arts colleges in New England, we offer a diverse range of programs and opportunities that inspire intellectual curiosity and prepare students for a rapidly evolving global landscape. Whether aspiring to be a critical thinker, a creative problem-solver, or an engaged global citizen, the College of Liberal Arts at UMass Boston empowers students to embrace endless possibilities for personal and professional fulfillment.



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Diverse Majors & Fulfilling Careers

Explore our extensive selection of majors, including English, History, Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, and many more. Our distinguished faculty, comprised of accomplished scholars and dedicated educators, are committed to nurturing your intellectual growth and helping you reach your full potential.

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Unleash Your Artistic Spirit

Discover the vibrant arts scene at UMass Boston. Experience captivating performances in our state-of-the-art recital hall. Be amazed by the creativity of our talented performers on our theatre stages. Explore diverse works of art in our captivating gallery. Engage, express, and explore the transformative power of the arts in our community, fostering cultural understanding and enriching lives through artistic expression.

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Engaging Learning Environment

As a student in the College of Liberal Arts, you'll have access to state-of-the-art facilities, research centers, and internship opportunities that enrich your educational journey. Our partnerships with local organizations and institutions in the vibrant city of Boston provide valuable real-world experiences and networking opportunities.

Student Testimonials

Hear from our liberal arts students themselves as they share their experiences.

I chose UMass Boston because the music program is so amazing. I've learned how to create better tone and improve my practicing skills. I can branch out to different things rather than just the piece I'm working on. UMass Boston to me is inclusivity and diversity on campus and off campus and is the main reason why I came here.
Mya-Jai Ackles
Once I started, I was so happy that I did because UMass Boston is the perfect place for me to learn what I need to in order to give help back. When I go the opportunity to move here, I jumped on it. I work at Fenway, study at UMass Boston, and I live in Charlestown. Being here is a dream come true for me.
Stefan Ghelli
Faculty members at UMass Boston are really awesome. They help you empower yourself, and go ahead with your dreams. What I see in my future is making a change. Make a change in Boston, in the state, in the world. Being here is a great opportunity and it's making my dreams come true.
Valerie Avila
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Fostering Community and Campus Involvement

Beyond the classroom, our college fosters a sense of community and encourages active involvement in campus life. Join student organizations, participate in cultural events, and contribute to the vibrant arts and humanities scene at UMass Boston. Experience the richness of diverse perspectives and build lifelong friendships.

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