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Important Update:

UCO has temporarily shifted most in-person classes to synchronous virtual delivery through Jan. 31. Campus facilities and services will remain open and offer in-person and virtual options. COVID-19 protocols remain in place. Masks are required on campus when around others. Students, faculty and staff who are directly exposed to or test positive for COVID-19 should fill out UCO's COVID-19 Self-Reporting form. To learn more about current operations, view the university's coronavirus webpage.

College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts includes the departments of English; History and Geography; Mass Communication; Humanities and Philosophy; Political Science; Modern Languages; Sociology, Gerontology, and Substance Abuse Studies; and the School of Criminal Justice.


To the College of Liberal Arts

What can you do with a Liberal Arts degree?

The college offers more than two dozen undergraduate programs as well as minors and graduate degrees. Every student who begins their educational journey at UCO will take numerous courses in the College of Liberal Arts before a degree is granted.

As such, it is the mission of every member of the College of Liberal Arts to challenge students to speak clearly, write well, appreciate difference, ask questions, act ethically, participate, value the past, encounter the present, and create the future.

Looking for a scholarship?

Student sitting in Liberal Arts building with their laptop and a maskCreate a 30-second video sharing why you think liberal arts is important and submit it to Kate Holmes at by January 27, 2021, for a chance to receive a $500 scholarship! The winning video will be screened virtually at the upcoming College of Liberal Arts annual fundraising event, Hour for an Hour, on February 10, 2021. Help your college raise awareness of the significance of liberal arts and potentially receive a scholarship, win-win. You can be funny and light-hearted, or sincerely serious, but mostly, be creative and have fun!


  • The scholarship winner will be announced at the 6:00 p.m. February 10, 2021, virtual Hour for an Hour event, however, your presence is not required to win
  • Must submit 30-second video before January 27, 2021
  • Submit video via YouTube link or as an email attachment
  • Must be a major within the College of Liberal Arts
  • Open to both undergraduate and graduate students
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
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