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Important Update:

Campus buildings reopened to the public effective July 1. Services are available virtually or by appointment only. Visitors should reach out to individual departments regarding appointments. Masks and social distancing are required while on campus. To learn more about current operations, view the university's summer reopening plan

Dean Catherine Webster

Dean's Office

Welcome from the Dean

In the College of Liberal Arts, we like to say that we're the heart of the University of Central Oklahoma.

Every day we strive to fulfill UCO’s mission, to “help students learn” through transformative educational experiences. Whatever field you choose, the foundational courses offered by Liberal Arts will be at the center of your college education. A well-rounded body of education is, after all, incomplete without the heart.

A Liberal Arts education will equip you with discipline, knowledge, and a set of skills that are essential to success in the world. We'll prepare you to speak clearly, write well, appreciate differences, ask questions, act ethically, participate, value the past, encounter the present, and create the future.

Everyone at UCO wants you to succeed. Here in the College of Liberal Arts, we actively work to see that through. We pair instruction from faculty with real-world experience to a wide range of activities outside the classroom that enrich your college adventure. We'll help you find your niche with: 

  • Special Projects
  • Film Screenings
  • Poetry Readings
  • The Annual Sherman Chaddlesone Lecture Series
  • The Liberal Arts Symposium
  • An Advisory Boards for Both Undergraduate and Graduate Students
  • Study Tours
  • Traveling Abroad

Meet students that share your interests in one of our organizations or honor societies. Boost your resume with real opportunities for leadership and participation that extend beyond the traditional classroom.

Our college is comprised of eight departments: English; History & Geography; Humanities & Philosophy; Mass Communication; Modern Languages; Political Science; Sociology, Gerontology, and Substance Abuse Studies; and the School of Criminal Justice. All of our departments sponsor numerous scholarships and tuition waivers for our majors and minors. Do you know what that means? Join our community and declare your Liberal Arts major or minor today!