With 24 majors and 35 minors, Alfred University’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences not only offers a wide selection of academic choices, but considerable flexibility. You will conduct lab experiments and read the classics. You’ll learn a foreign language and enhance your communication skills. You will write short stories and solve math problems. You will learn to navigate cultural similarities and differences. You’ll be immersed in a wide range of academic disciplines within the humanities, natural and social sciences. You can take the learning outside of the classroom through hands-on research, internships and study-abroad. You’ll be part of an incredibly close-knit, diverse community. You will really get to know your professors. And you’ll be more than prepared for your first job. Step inside your uncomfort zone. Alfred University.

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Alfred University's College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is the largest of our colleges and schools and houses over 25 majors. The college is personal, dynamic, and filled with opportunities that will prepare you for an ever-changing world.

Phi Beta Kappa

We are in an elite group of only the top 10% of liberal arts and sciences college in the country to be  awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society.

$$$ For Research

Depending on your major, you will be required or encouraged to complete an undergraduate research project. You will gain hands-on experience applying what you've learned in the classroom and labs. What's more, there's funding!

Honors - Serious Play

Are you excited by learning? Join other motivated and academically excellent students from all majors and join our Honors Program.

Program Major Minor Degree Additional Info
Art Education Unavailable Available
Astronomy Unavailable Available
Athletic Training Available Unavailable BS
Biological Anthropology Unavailable Available
Biology Available Available BA
Biopsychology Unavailable Available
Chemistry Available Available BA
Coaching Unavailable Available
Communication Studies Available Available BA
Computer Science Unavailable Available
Criminal Justice Studies Available Available BA
Cultural Anthropology Unavailable Available
Data Analytics Unavailable Available
Early Childhood/Childhood Education Available Unavailable BS
English Available Available BA
Environmental Studies Available Available BA
Equestrian Studies Unavailable Available
Exercise Science Unavailable Available
Film Studies Unavailable Available
Foreign Language & Culture Studies Available Unavailable BA
French Unavailable Available
General Science Available Unavailable BA
Geology Available Available BA
Gerontology Available Available BA
Global Studies Available Available BA
Health Fitness Management Available Unavailable BS
History Available Available BA
Individually Structured Major Available Unavailable BA
Interdepartmental Major Available Unavailable BA
Literature Unavailable Available
Mathematics (BA) Available Available BA
Mathematics (BS) Available Available BS
Mathematics with a Concentration in Actuarial Science Available Unavailable BS
Middle Childhood/Adolescence Education Unavailable Available
Philosophy Available Available BA
Physics Available Available BA
Planetary Science Unavailable Available
Political Science Available Available BA
Pre-Art Therapy Advising Unavailable Unavailable
Pre-Health Unavailable Unavailable
Pre-Law Advising Unavailable Unavailable
Psychology Available Available BA
Public Law Unavailable Available
Religious Studies Unavailable Available
Science Policy Unavailable Available
Social Justice Studies Unavailable Available
Sociology Available Available BA
Spanish Available Available BA
Women's and Gender Studies Unavailable Available
Writing Unavailable Available

BA - Bachelor of Arts BS - Bachelor of Science BFA - Bachelor of Fine Arts

* Corning Community College degree completion program

Program Masters Doctorate Certificate Additional Info

MA - Master of Arts MS - Master of Science MS Ed - Master of Science in Education MBA - Master of Business Administration MFA - Master of Fine Arts MPA - Master of Public Administration

PhD- Doctorate of Philosophy PsyD- Doctorate of Psychology

CAS- Certificate of Advanced Study

* Corning Community College degree completion program

** CITE / New York City Low Residency Program

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You will be encouraged to explore the many fields, subjects, and resources available at Alfred University. As part of a comprehensive university, you can take courses in business, art and design, and engineering.

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We believe high quality academic advising is essential to the well-being of our students and the College. You will meet with your faculty advisor on a regular basis during your first year, laying the foundation for a relationship that will deepen during your time at Alfred University.

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Design Your Own Major

The Individually Structured major gives you the opportunity to design an independent, interdisciplinary major where your career goals and plan of study cannot be accommodated by one of our existing majors.

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David Toot

Interim Dean
College Liberal Arts/Sciences