The College of Arts and Sciences is the historic core of the University of La Verne. All majors provide students with the foundation of a liberal arts education, grant opportunities to reflect on values and questions of meaning, and build skills to meet the challenges of the 21st-century workplace. Faculty prepare graduates to think critically and creatively about local, national, and global problems. A degree from the college does more than prepare students for a career, though – it prepares them for a full, rich, and rewarding life.
With more than 40 majors, minors, and certificates to choose from in the Arts, Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences, students can pursue a variety of degrees at the university’s largest and most diverse college. Every student passing through the College of Arts and Sciences completes foundational requirements, gains critical thinking and hands-on experience, and leaves graduates well prepared to enter the workforce or pursue a terminal degree. Whether interested in writing, photography, theatre arts, biology, computer science, history, or psychology, the we offer a degree for each passion. See the full list of undergraduate programs here.
Graduate Degrees and National Accreditations
The College of Arts and Sciences currently offers a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D). All graduate programs feature small class sizes, which means students benefit from personalized attention from faculty, as well as from collaboration in graduate cohorts. The PsyD program is accredited by the American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation.
A Master’s in Athletic Training (MSAT) will launch in summer 2019. The MSAT features real-world learning that prepares students to pursue careers in athletic training and to take the Board of Certification exam. La Verne’s practical, clinical-focused program produces dynamic clinicians who display comprehensive decision-making informed by critical thinking. The MSAT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education effective August 2018.
A Master’s in Physician Assistant Practice is scheduled to welcome its first cohort in Fall 2018. Our PA Program received provisional accreditation from the field’s premier national accrediting body – Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) in April 2018.
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of La Verne is committed to offering programs that are accessible to everyone. That’s why many degrees can be earned part-time, online, and at regional campuses throughout California. Visit the locations page to learn more about which programs are offered at each particular campus. These accelerated programs allows students to return to school to complete a bachelor’s degree on a flexible schedule, with many classes being offered in 10- to 16-week formats one evening a week.
Competitive Performance Scholarships
The College of Arts and Sciences offers Performance Scholarships to students majoring in art/art history, communications, music, photography, speech, and theatre. Two scholarships are available in each of the six areas of visual and performing arts: Art/Art History, Communications (video production), Music (voice or instrument), Photography, Speech (debate), and Theatre (performance or design).
These $25,000 scholarships, which celebrate the artistic spirit of the Leo community, are offered annually and may be renewed. Visit the Performance Scholarships page for more information.
Some of the university’s most renowned organizations may be found within the College of Arts and Sciences. The Debate Team was ranked #8 in the nation; members have taken the stage at Politicon and routinely go up against – and defeat – Yale, Stanford, and international heavyweights like Oxford and Cambridge. The college also supports and sponsors LeoFM, multiple television stations, the student newspaper and magazine, and art gallery exhibitions.