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College of Liberal Arts


College of Liberal Arts is the largest of the five academic units at Norfolk State University. Departments and programs in the College of Liberal Arts are committed to assisting students in developing the essential attributes of a liberal education which are the ability to: develop questions, evaluate evidence, think critically, represent ideas fairly, weigh competing claims, reach sound judgments, construct arguments, and express ideas clearly and effectively. COLA Brochure


The mission of the College of Liberal Arts is to provide a transformative education that enables students to maximize their potential to become creative, independent thinkers and lifelong learners who adapt and contribute ethically to evolving national and international societies. Learn more

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs