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 emphasis ethics. The results are just as wonderful as the “ands.” Our graduates are successful in every way they define the term.

Take a different path,
or one entirely yours

Sometimes, the best way to confront an evolving challenge is to upend the way we look at the world. Our four Interdisciplinary Studies programs leverage knowledge from across the liberal arts to address questions of equality, social justice, and the environment. You can even build a one-of-a-kind program with an individualized major.

Placement rate for recent LAS graduates.
Percentage of LAS students engaged in experiential education.
Majors you can complete in just three years.
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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.

Follow your curiosity wherever it takes you, from the nation’s capital to across the Atlantic
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Alumni Success

Math and Psychology alum makes difference at Google

In her current role as a Senior UX Researcher at Google, Katie Wainwright ’11 employs many of the research methods she learned at Butler University. She collects feedback from users when they interact with Google technology or products, aiming to see what can be improved. Wainwright first became interested in the user experience field as an LAS major at Butler.

Experiential Learning

Gain on-the-job, in-the-lab, for-the-world experience here.

Dr. Lewellyn, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, took her Animal Development students on a field trip to Midwest Fertility Specialists to get a tour of the lab facilities and to learn about the different types of available fertility treatments.