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The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers undergraduate degrees, certificate programs, and graduate degrees in a variety of disciplines. Our students learn to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems--skills that will prepare you for careers, leadership and engaged citizenship.

Our students perfect their writing and speaking skills and gain advanced understanding of people and social structures. We offer internships, creative endeavors, applied research opportunities, and international and multicultural activities to enhance classroom experiences.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Our graduates are effective, informed and compassionate professionals who can engage with people and communities at the regional, national and international levels.

Interested in studying a program in the liberal arts and social sciences? We invite you to visit campus during one of our Discovery Days or contact us with any questions.

Employers want both broad knowledge and specific skills. Read more from the Association of American Colleges and Universities employment report and view our program overviews with career options:

Undergraduate Programs

Cultural and Global Studies

DeafBlind Intervener (certificate)
English Literatures, Language and Writing

  • Specialization in Creative Writing
  • Specialization in Nonfiction Writing
  • Specialization in World Literature
  • Specialization in Children's and Young Adult Literature
  • Specialization in American and British Literature
  • Specialization in Applied Linguistics

English as a Second Language minor*
English - Creative Writing (certificate)
English - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (certificate)
English - Technical and Professional Writing (certificate)

Ethics, Values and Society minor*
Military Science minor*
Museum Studie​s minor*
Certified Nonprofit Professional Program

Political Science 

Political Science - International Relations 
Political Science - Public and Nonprofit Administration
Pre-Law (Law Professions Center)
Psychology: Business Psychology (concentration)
Psychology: Mental Health (concentration)
Psychology - B.S./M.S. in Experimental Psychology
  • Translation (English & Spanish) (certificate)

*Available as a minor only.

Undergraduate teacher education programs

Language Arts 
Social Studies​​

For more information about majors and minors available through Central Michigan University, read the Undergraduate Academic Bulletin.

Graduate Programs

English Language and Literature Department
Master of Arts in English Composition and Communication
Master of Arts in Language and Literature

History Department
Master of Arts in History
Joint M.A. / Ph.D. in History (with a partner institution abroad)

Political Science & Public Administration Department
Master of Public Administration
Civic Engagement (Graduate Certificate)
Nonprofit Leadership (Graduate Certificate)

Psychology Department
Clinical Psychology: 

Experimental Psychology:

Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology:

School Psychology

For more information about graduate programs at Central Michigan University, visit the College of Graduate Studies website.​​​​​​​​