College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
An education built for tomorrow.
Butler’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences attracts and nurtures the kinds of students who are never satisfied with the status quo. We are a community of wonderful “ands”: Relentlessly ambitious and consistently collaborative. Data-driven and culturally inspired.
We immerse students in not only the oldest teachings but also the latest learnings in culture and language, science and technology, psychology and philosophy. In all disciplines, we incorporate research, we focus on communication, and we emphasize ethics. The results are just as wonderful as the “ands.” Our graduates are successful in every way they define the term.
The Butler experience, accelerated
Choose one of our three-year bachelor’s degree tracks and finish up college at a faster pace. Students can also choose to participate in the Three + One program where they can earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in just four years.
New Sciences Complex
Learn by doing in a place built for discovery
Science is collaborative and interdisciplinary. We’ve let those tenets guide the $100 million renovation of our Sciences Complex, which opened in fall 2021. Here, you’ll find classrooms designed for hands-on learning and laboratories that look like ones you’d find in some of the world’s leading research companies.
Play a part in advancing knowledge
At Butler, you can help faculty members conduct research and scholarship that’s expanding the limits of human understanding. Best of all, you can have that opportunity as an undergraduate student.
Literary Aspirations, Realized
Take advantage of small classes and interactive events as you earn your MA in English or MFA in Creative Writing. Both programs are flexible enough to accommodate your interests and career goals, as you immerse yourself in one of the Midwest’s liveliest literary communities.
Psychology alum helps athletes with performance and mental health
Carson Fields ’21 is a current graduate student at Minnesota State University, studying Sport and Exercise Psychology. She credits her time at Butler to helping her understand and empathize with her clients while also learning how to be a leader and mentor.
Supporting Student Success
Dr. Alicen Teitgen, a lecturer in Chemistry and Biochemistry, wants her students to succeed outside of the classroom just as much as inside the classroom. That’s why you’ll see her cheering on students on the field just as often as you’ll find her gathered with students around a white board in Levinson Family Hall, reviewing a particularly difficult Organic Chemistry concept.