College of Liberal Arts, Education and Human Development

Kim Martin Long, Dean 

The College of Liberal Arts, Education and Human Development is the University of New Orleans's largest college, with 12 departments and programs, representing nearly twenty different disciplines, from the traditional liberal arts to more applied and professional programs, as well as several centers and institutes. The college offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs across the many disciplines.

The departments in the college include Anthropology and Sociology; Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education; Educational Leadership and Counseling Foundations; English and Foreign Languages; Fine Arts; History and Philosophy; Film and Theatre; Music; Planning and Urban Studies; and Political Science. Other programs in the college include Arts Administration, International Studies, Public Administration, Health and Human Performance, and Creative Writing.

Several centers and institutes are housed in the College of Liberal Arts, Education and Human Development, including the Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies, CHART (Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology), UNOTI (UNO Transportation Institute), Survey Research Center, Center Austria, and The Eisenhower Center. The college also provides a home to the School of the Arts, which includes the departments of Film and Theatre, Fine Arts, Music, and the Arts Administration master's degree.

College mission statement: "The College of Liberal Arts, Education and Human Development offers programs across the spectrum of human achievement, creativity, and potential. From departments in the traditional liberal arts disciplines of arts, humanities and social sciences; to educational fields of curriculum, instruction, special education, counseling, and leadership; to urban studies, international studies, and human performance, the College is committed to helping students build their futures. COLAEHD focuses on effective student learning, community collaborations, and research that makes a difference in individual lives and in the life of the region. Our diversity is our strength as we prepare students to live and work successfully in a complex and changing world."

The information below regarding degrees, majors, minors, certifications and certificates, as well as the course descriptions is separated into two areas: liberal arts, and education and human development since often the requirements or information is very different in those two broad groups.


The College of Liberal Arts, Education and Human Development is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and its certification programs are approved by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) and the Louisiana Board of Regents.

Liberal Arts                          

Education and Human Development