College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

30+ Certificate and Degree Programs Demonstrate Breadth and Depth

Since its founding in 1875, Park University has stressed the importance of a liberal arts education to prepare students to be creative, independent, lifelong learners. At the heart of that tradition is the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, which offers innovative programs in the fine and performing arts, the humanities, and the natural and social sciences.

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Academic Programs

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree offerings from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. More Go

Why Study the Liberal Arts and Sciences?

Liberal studies can, in fact, free a person from ignorance, prejudice and apathy. More Go

Honors Academy

Featuring Honors Plus One, the Park University Honors Academy is a program of studies and activities that lead to success for the academically exceptional scholar. From the moment you walk onto our Parkville Campus, the Honors Academy faculty fellows and staff will help guide your exploration into opportunities for your future. You will receive personal attention to propel you toward your goals, including internships, study abroad, prestigious scholarships, graduate school and a career. More Go

Research and Creative Arts Symposium

College of Liberal Arts Creative Arts Symposium The annually held Student Research and Creative Arts Symposium showcases the scholarly work of students from all disciplines studying at 40+ Park University campuses and online. Undergraduate and graduate students alike submit course work or independent research projects, authored singularly or collaboratively. More Creative Arts and Research Symposium

Park Faculty Spotlight

Patty Ryberg, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, has been awarded a $168,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant, the first NSF grant received by a Park University faculty member since 1993, will establish a paleobotanical research program at Park with a focus on Antarctic fossil plants. Students will study the critical role plants play in the Earth's environment and changing ecosystem. The NSF grant will fund new microscopes with high-resolution magnification, and it will enable up to 12 Park undergraduate students to participate in stipend research. The students will have access to thousands of Antarctic fossil plants housed at the University of Kansas in Lawrence where Ryberg maintains a research partnership following her post-doctoral fellowship.