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Greetings, and thank you for visiting the web home of the College of Liberal Arts (CoLA) at the University of Texas at Arlington! Our college is one of the largest at UTA, covering a span of disciplines and programs in three main areas – Fine and Performing Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences – that traditionally have fallen under the “Liberal Arts” umbrella. Each of these areas, and the departments and programs within, are exciting hot beds of academic and professional activity. Students work with world renown faculty on a daily basis, contributing to cutting edge research, impactful creative activity, and the creation and dissemination of new knowledge and understanding to the world around us. 

CoLA is also the home of many “core” curriculum courses that every student pursuing an undergraduate degree must take. As the name implies, these core courses are the heart of every undergraduate degree, enabling students to apply critical thinking and synthesis, essential communication skills, and the understanding of humanity and culture to whatever major they choose. These skills are in exceptionally high demand outside academia and rank in the top skills employers look for when hiring new employees.

Students in our CoLA programs have a wide variety of majors, minors, and certificates to choose from. Many of our students pair more than one together to create a unique course of study that sets them up to launch into the world after graduation. Please take some time to review our course offerings and reach out should you have any questions.

Go Mavs! 

CoLA - Mr. Dan Cavanagh

Dan Cavanagh

Dean ad interim, College of Liberal Arts

Meet our UTA CoLA Alumni

UTA Alumni -

Hallee Turner

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at UTA / Masters of Fine Art in Intermedia

Learn About Hallee's Story

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Desiree McNelis

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology / Master of Arts in Sociology

Learn About Desiree's Story

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Chief Derick Miller

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at UTA / Bachelor and Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Learn About Chief Miller's Story

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Laura Wimmer

Bachelor of Arts in Art History

Learn About Laura's Story

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Nicholas Silvas

Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Learn About Nicholas' Story

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Andrea Jenkins

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science / Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Learn About Andrea's Story

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Catherine Celis

Bachelor of Arts in History / Minor in Law and Legal Studies / Minor in Disability Studies

Learn About Catherine's Story

Maverick Insights & Information



Undergraduate diversity among national universities

U.S. News & World Report

Top 200

Universities for Native Americans


Students in CoLA


Undergraduate degrees


New programs added

Nearly 50,000

Number of alumni from CoLA dating back to 1962

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