College of Liberal Arts

With programs in the arts, humanities and social sciences, the College of Liberal Arts at WSU provides the skills for a successful career and a rich, rewarding life.

Explore Liberal Arts Programs

At WSU, students are engaged in and committed to academics, arts and community in local, regional and global settings. Our faculty believe passionately in public dialogue, community outreach, meaningful scholarship, and active learning.

The faculty in the College of Liberal Arts are exceptionally well educated and well connected in their fields. Their knowledge and networking help our students prepare for careers after graduation in a wide variety of fields.

Programs for You to Be You

We offer choices that make sense for your interests—whether you’re looking for a program to express your creativity, make a difference in people’s lives, help solve our society’s problems, learn a language and culture, or something yet to be defined. 

Arts Destination

Winona is home to many festivals such as the: 

  • Midwest Music Festival
  • Great River Shakespeare Festival
  • Frozen River Film Festival
  • Beethoven Festival
  • Boats and Bluegrass Festival

This offers our students opportunities in performance and internships right in their backyard. 

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Students in the College of Liberal Arts can apply for main scholarships from the WSU Foundation. 
Apply for Scholarships
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Study Abroad Programs
Students are strongly encouraged to consider faculty-led travel programs and semester abroad programs. 

Many short-term or semester-long programs are available throughout the world to help you meet major, minor, or graduation requirements.

Explore Study Aboard Programs
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College of Liberal Arts Events

Reach out with any questions you have about programs, opportunities, or just what’s it’s like being a student in the College of Liberal Arts at WSU.