The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers students a traditional liberal education to meet the needs of the 21st century, allowing them to compete for a variety of careers in an increasingly complex and evolving world.

Community Resources


Alabama History Day:  Like a science fair for middle and high school history students.  And winners compete nationally!

Arts and Sciences Lecture Series: A series of presentations by College faculty—and the occasional guest star.  Free and open to the public, and some later broadcast on television.

AUM Chorus: Our students, our faculty, our staff, and members of the community sing together.

Bridging the Gap With Citizen Science: A program supported by the State Department of Education to teach K-12 teachers to teach students how build their own research projects close to home:  their own environment

Durr Lecture Series:  Our annual lecture on civil rights, with distinguished speakers from around the country.  Free and open to the public.

Holocaust Memorial Program: An annual event, with a film and talks by Holocaust survivors, associated with an essay competition.  Free and open to the public. 

Mini-College: Adults come and sample a range of presentations.  Some of the best parts of college, without the homework!

Professors in Pubs: Come hear our professors give a variety of casual talks in the casual atmosphere of one of Montgomery’s fine drinking establishments. A great way to relax!

Promenade Concert Series:  Mostly classical performances by visiting artists.  Free and open to the public.

Scholars to Go:  Our faculty will come to your civic group or high school and give a presentation, performance, or workshop.  This is a free service for the community.

Southern Outlaws Conference: the eleventh biennial conference of the International Association of Robin Hood Studies.

Southern Studies Conference:  an interdisciplinary international conference on all aspects of the American South, with scholars typically drawn from more than a dozen states and several countries.

Theatre AUM:  At forty years, Theatre AUM has a tradition of producing prize-winning student performances.

Montgomery County Water Festival:  Co-sponsored by Alabama Water Watch.  Fourth-graders throughout the River Region come to AUM to learn about water cycles and the importance of protecting our watersheds.

Weil Fellowship Program:  Supported by the Weil endowment, Weil Fellows are distinguished practitioners in the arts and humanities recruited nationally to share their talents with the River Region.  Events are free and open to the public.