College of Liberal Arts

Welcome to the NSU College of Liberal Arts (COLA)

This academic unit consists of a variety of degree programs housed in 9 departments. These include the traditional liberal arts disciplines and many of the social sciences. The College of Liberal Arts is also the home to NSU’s Reserve Officer Training (ROTC) program, the Department of Military Science, the Sequoyah Institute, as well as the Center for Women's Studies. 

With a wide variety in programs of study, almost every student at NSU will experience courses in COLA, whether it is part of General Education requirements or their chosen course of study. Please explore our site to learn more about our programs and feel free to contact any one of our advisors, staff, faculty or administrators to assist you with any questions you may have about our programs.

Mission of the NSU College of Liberal Arts

Founded on the rich educational heritage of the Cherokee Nation, the College of Liberal Arts of Northeastern State University provides its diverse communities with lifelong learning through a broad array of undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs. With high expectations for student success, the College provides general education, challenging majors, quality teaching, research and scholarly activities, experiential learning opportunities, and programming to local and professional communities. The College’s dedicated faculty and staff offer a service-oriented, supportive learning environment where students prepare to achieve professional and personal success in a multicultural and global society.

Dr. Robyn Pursley, Interim Dean

We invite you to examine our program offerings and encourage you to call or visit the department that may be the right fit for you.


Contact Us

Phone: 918-444-3600
Fax: 918-458-2348

Seminary Hall - Room 141
609 N. Grand Ave.
Tahlequah, OK 74464-2302

Liberal Arts- Building G
3100 E New Orleans St.
Broken Arrow, OK 74014

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College of Liberal Arts

Now offering Master of Social Work Degree. Priority Application Deadline: Feb. 15. Regular Application Deadline: Apr. 15.

Upcoming Performances

The College of Liberal Arts presents a variety of live performances on campus. The highlight of these cultural offerings is the Sequoyah Institute Performing Arts Series.