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The College of Liberal Arts prepares students to be adaptable and have the ability to advance change in a fast-moving work environment. Collaborating in multi-disciplinary teams across Purdue disciplines with students whose problem solving approach is different than their own prepares liberal arts students to thrive in any field and to contribute in significant ways. Having strong skills in creative thinking, communication, and problem solving is critically important in today's world.

College of Liberal Arts Academic Majors

Interested in the arts, humanities, and social sciences? Explore our 40+ majors across 10 schools and departments.  Read student stories, explore career outcomes and starting salaries, and view plans of study for all of our majors. 

Degree in 3 Program 

The College of Liberal Arts offers the opportunity for students to complete their degree in three years. Degree in 3 majors allow students to enter the work force or graduate school a year earlier than traditional plans of study while also providing a cost-effective way to complete an undergraduate degree. Explore plans of study for over 20 majors. 


The Bachelor of Arts degree at Purdue requires 120 total credit hours, as well as courses in your major, core liberal arts courses, and electives. To learn more about these courses, review the undergraduate core curriculum. Some additional requirements may need to be met in order to graduate.