Consistent with the mission of the University of the Virgin Islands, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences of the University seeks to produce students who are self-directed problem solvers with the ability to apply critical thinking to the study of the various disciplines of the Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is one of five academic colleges and schools at the University of the Virgin Islands. With approximately 600 students, CLASS is the largest college in the university, and was established in 2005 when the Humanities Division merged with the Social Sciences Division. CLASS is dedicated to assisting students in attaining academic distinction and fulfilling careers through our programs, by stimulating them culturally, mentally and physically by means of our course offerings, campus events and study abroad programs.
The College offers degrees in Communication, Criminal Justice, English, Humanities, Music Education, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Sciences, Social work, and Spanish. We are affiliated with universities on the mainland which will afford students additional degree opportunities. The CLASS faculty is steadfast in their commitment to students’ progress, preparing them for their future studies and professional achievements. Graduates of CLASS are tomorrow’s academicians, actors, attorneys, diplomats, economists, and journalists and they are ready to dispense significant contributions to our societies locally, regionally and globally.
The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences also houses the Virgin Islands Writing Project (funded jointly by the National Writing Project); the Senior Reserve Officer’s Training Corp; The Caribbean Writer and The Virgin Islands Caribbean Cultural Center.
Dean: Emily Allen-Williams, Ph.D.