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The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is the most diverse academic unit at the University of Kansas. With more than 100 major and minor offerings in more than 50 departments, programs and centers, the College offers students the opportunity to learn without boundaries. 

Learn more about our offerings, which are focused in five major areas of study.

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