College of Liberal Arts

In a rapidly changing world, The College of Liberal Arts at Woodbury is committed to providing students with the skills, knowledge and understanding that will help them succeed and thrive, no matter what career they choose.


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The knowledge you need to lead

Individuals with liberal arts degrees run some of the most successful companies in the world today. Why? Because people who study liberal arts gain a basis of knowledge and skill that is unparalleled, providing a foundation that they use to build creative and successful careers, regardless of the ways that innovation and other inevitable changes will shape the field that they are working in. The skills that liberal arts graduate develop include:

  • Critical thinking and the ability to analyze and synthesize information thoughtfully and effectively
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • A broadened perspective that improves creativity, empathy and emotional intelligence
  • The ability to adjust well to inevitable change and ambiguity
  • The ability to accept a diversity of opinions and work well in a team setting

Engage in active learning that leads to success, no matter what the future holds

Whether you study History, Political Science, Professional Writing, Interdisciplinary Studies, Computer Science in Data Analytics, or Public Safety Administration, you will be active and engaged in the learning process. Liberal arts isn’t about listening and memorizing information, it’s about participating and collaborating in what and how you learn. In fact, this active learning environment is often what enables liberal arts majors to thrive and grow in ways that they never thought were possible.


A diversity of thought to open a world of possibility

An unquestionable value of a liberal arts education, regardless of the major, is the way in which it facilitates a student’s ability to develop a diversity of thought and knowledge. In a constantly evolving world, the inherently open-minded disciplines of liberal arts equip students with the skills that they need to prepare for the real world beyond campus and navigate the inevitable uncertainties of the future.



Preparing you for your career with real-world experience

As with all majors at Woodbury, the programs in the College of Liberal Arts require that students participate in internships. These opportunities provide students with the ability to put their skills and knowledge to the test in a real-world setting and provide them with the experience and networking opportunities that will enable them to launch successful careers.

Listen to an interview with the Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Dr. Reuben Ellis

He talks about the development of his career, the importance of liberal arts education, and his vision for the College on the university’s podcast, Studio 7500.

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Our faculty are accomplished, caring academics and professionals dedicated to supporting the success of students throughout their academic journey. They bring their professional expertise to students and work closely with them to teach the skills and theory required to enter professional practice or pursue advanced study. Through this individual attention, we foster close mentoring relationships between faculty and students in a supportive and encouraging environment.

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Giving Opportunities

The College of Liberal Arts serves a diverse and dynamic group of students. We need your support, our students will have an outsized impact on the state of these professions in Southern California, across the nation, and around the globe. Gifts and sponsorships can support our learning initiatives all of which help to provide remarkable educational opportunities and advance the mission of the College of Liberal Arts.

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University accredited by:

WSCUC: Senior College and University Commission (formerly WASC)


The College of Liberal Arts is a member of:

Western Regional Honors Council