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Why Purdue?

With more than 40 majors available within our 10 schools and departments, there is virtually no limit to what you can accomplish with a degree from Purdue’s College of Liberal Arts. Meet some of our current students and alumni and learn about their journey with Purdue Liberal Arts.

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Logan Faircloth

Major: Political Science and Law & Society

Minor: Human Rights, Environmental Policy, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 

Hometown: Fishers, Ind.

"In the College of Liberal Arts, my introduction classes are at most 40 people. In the other colleges, class sizes are up to 400. With smaller class sizes, I have the ability to develop better relationships with not only my classmates but my professors, too. These relationships make it easier to learn and give me motivation to work harder."

Learn more about Logan.


Abeo Peterson, Alumni '21

Major: Law & Society

Minor: African American Studies and Forensic Science

Hometown: Indianapolis


"I have had many great experiences in my time at Purdue. I have had the amazing opportunity of building a home away from home. I’ve created a family, I am actively involved, and I am managing myself. The greatest part of this experience has been making friends that I know I will have for the rest of my life."


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Miyu Sumimoto, Alumni '22

Major: Public Relations, Strategic Communication and Marketing

Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.


"Being a CLA student is amazing. As it is one of the smaller colleges on this campus, the community is tight-knit and creates a more personable environment that correlates with the student-to-faculty ratio, which I enjoy very much."


Learn more about Miyu.


Catie Gilhooly

Major: English Literature and Professional Writing

Minor: Management

Hometown: Munster, Ind.


"I walked into my first one-on-one meeting with an English faculty member and said, 'This is what I want to do,' fully expecting a so-so response. But instead, they replied, 'Here’s how we’re going to get you there.' I was beyond impressed, and needless to say I was hooked. From then on, I knew Purdue was going to be my first choice."


Learn more about Catie.


Nina Scheel, Alumni '22

Major: Anthropology and History

Minor: Classical Studies and Forensic Sciences

Hometown: West Lafayette, Ind.


"With guidance from my advisor, I added my second major (history) and minor (classical studies) after learning about how interlocked the subjects were in my other classes and how marketable having these fields of study would make me in the job market."


Learn more about Nina.


Alejandra May, Alumni '21

Major: Anthropology

Minor: French, Spanish, Classical Studies, and Earth, Atmospheric, & Planetary Sciences

Hometown: Fishers, Ind.

"Through my major, I am able to meet lots of students and professors who have been to various places around the globe and who have amazing life stories. As a Purdue student, I am able to take classes not just in the liberal arts, but also in the Earth Sciences. This allows me to grow as an individual and makes me a more well-rounded student in the field of bioarchaeology."


Learn more about Alejandra.


Brady Alumbaugh, Alumni '21

Major: Theatre Design and Production

Minor: Spanish and Computer & Information Technology

Hometown: Pendleton, Ind.


"When I looked at other colleges I had an interest in attending, none of them quite had the technology like Purdue. It was amazing to be on campus, where I could literally feel the influence of technology across all aspects of campus."


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Leah Smyle, Alumni '22

Major: Law and Society

Minor: Spanish, Cybersecurity, and English

Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica


"The best thing about being a College of Liberal Arts student at Purdue is how much of a close-knit community we are. I have made some of my closest friends through repeated interactions in a multitude of classes and I always know that I have someone to relate to."


Learn more about Leah.