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Dean’s Welcome

Dean Lawrence PotterI am delighted to welcome you to the largest and most diverse college at the University of La Verne. The College of Arts and Sciences prepares students for successful lives by advancing their personal and intellectual growth through a 21st century liberal arts education. The college’s breadth covers:

  • Arts;
  • Humanities;
  • Natural Sciences; and
  • Social Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences is central to the University of La Verne’s transformative learning experience. The foundational instruction for the entire university, delivered through the general education and liberal arts curriculum, is provided by the College of Arts and Sciences. We are also home to select interdisciplinary programs as well as the Global Ideas Honors Program, Harris and West Art Galleries, Dailey Theater, and Morgan Auditorium.

The College of Arts and Sciences encompasses a wide array of educational, creative, scholarly, and research activity. Through core academic classes and our diverse degree programs, we guide undergraduate students as they develop critical thinking skills, participate in hands-on learning experiences, and acquire life skills that will help them achieve success both in their careers and in their communities.

Our graduate students are part of the next generation of innovators in education, business, research, and government. Rigorous and intensive training enhances their disciplinary expertise and prepares them to take on leadership roles across the state and around the world.

The faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences are expert practitioners who have a passion for excellence and education. The depth of their scholarly and educational activities is astonishing: professional societies and organizations, international cultural experts, cutting-edge scientists, award-winning teachers, published authors—the list goes on and on. They are the reason La Verne students receive high-quality instruction and mentoring.

Our staff in the College of Arts and Sciences is exceptional as well. Their dedication to our students is matched only by their dedication to facilitating smooth operations across four campuses.

Explore the college website to learn more about CAS opportunities–visit our academic units, learn more about the scholarly activities and research underway across the campus, discover the many ways to get involved. Better yet, come to La Verne for a campus visit, and we’ll show you the world-class opportunities available in this wonderfully weird paradise.

Lawrence T. Potter, Jr., PhD

Dean and Professor, College of Arts and Sciences