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Important Update:

Through Feb. 6, the university is operating at Level 2. For classes, this means faculty will have the discretion to choose a fully remote, hybrid, extended classroom or fully in-person format. Masks will be mandatory for in-person classes.

Visit the COVID-19 website to report a positive test, symptoms or exposure, for vaccine and testing information and for other COVID-19 resources.

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Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts fulfills UCO’s mission to help students learn by educating productive, creative, ethical, and involved citizens and leaders who speak clearly, write well, appreciate differences, ask questions, value the past, engage with the present, create the future, and contribute in meaningful ways in the intellectual and civic life of the community.

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

The College of Liberal Arts provides a wide range of scholarships, tuition-waivers, support services, and co-curricular activities including student organizations, guest speakers, and service and outreach activities that promote the success of students in Core Curriculum classes and in undergraduate or graduate degree programs in the Liberal Arts.

We encourage you to explore these pages and to learn more about why the Liberal Arts are the heart of the university!



UCO Symposium 2022 Modern Mosaic LogoUCO Symposium 2022: Modern Mosaic

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Submission Deadline: Friday, Feb. 18 

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UCO President's Public Speaking Contest 2022 hosted by UCO Speech and Debate Team

President's Public Speaking Contest

Finals: Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, 2-5 p.m.
at the College of Liberal Arts Lecture Hall, Liberal Arts South Room, L01.

Submissions due: by noon Feb. 9.

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