College of Arts and Sciences

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.

Undergraduate Degrees

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 well prepared to enter the workforce or pursue a terminal degree. Whether interested in writing, photography, theatre arts, biology, computer science or history we offer a degree for each passion. See the full list of undergraduate programs here.


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 allow students to return to school to complete a bachelor’s degree on a flexible schedule, with many classes being offered in 8- 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 $31,000 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 has been ranked among the best 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.