The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers undergraduate degrees, certificate programs, and graduate degrees in a variety of disciplines. Our students learn to
think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems--skills that will prepare you for careers, leadership and engaged citizenship.
Our students perfect their writing and speaking skills and gain advanced understanding of people and social structures. We offer internships, creative endeavors, applied research opportunities, and international and multicultural activities to enhance classroom experiences. Our graduates are effective, informed and compassionate professionals who can engage with people and communities at the regional, national and international levels.
Interested in studying a program in the liberal arts and social sciences? We invite you to visit campus during one of our
Discovery Days or
contact us with any questions.
Employers want both broad knowledge and specific skills. Read more from the Association of American Colleges and Universities employment report and view our program overviews with career options:
Cultural and Global Studies
DeafBlind Intervener (certificate)
English Literatures, Language and Writing
- Specialization in Creative Writing
- Specialization in Nonfiction Writing
- Specialization in World Literature
- Specialization in Children's and Young Adult Literature
- Specialization in American and British Literature
- Specialization in Applied Linguistics
English as a Second Language minor*
English - Creative Writing certificate)
English - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (certificate)
English - Technical and Professional Writing (certificate)
Ethics, Values and Society minor*
Military Science minor*
Museum Studies minor*
Certified Nonprofit Professional Program
Political Science - International Relations
Political Science - Public and Nonprofit Administration
Pre-Law (Law Professions Center
Translation (English & Spanish) (certificate)
*Available as a minor only.
Undergraduate teacher education programs
For more information about majors and minors available through Central Michigan University, read the Undergraduate Academic Bulletin.
English Language and Literature DepartmentHistory DepartmentMaster of Arts in History
Master of Arts in English Composition and Communication
Master of Arts in Language and Literature
Joint M.A. / Ph.D. in History
(with a partner institution abroad)