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!


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

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


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.


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.

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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Beth Ann Dobie

Dean, College of LA&S