学院秉持“惟精惟是，以文化人”的办院理念，打造了“精是大讲堂”“精是面对面” “精是文库” “精是学人风采”等系列“精是”文化品牌。近五年来，学院教师在《中国社会科学》《文学评论》《文学遗产》《文艺研究》《中国语文》等重要学术刊物上发表论文280余篇，出版学术专著近50部，承担国家社科基金重大招标项目、国家社科基金重点项目等省部级及以上科研项目138项（其中国家社科基金在研项目30项）。学院多项科研成果先后获得重庆市社会科学优秀科研成果一、二、三等奖17项。
College of Liberal Arts, formerly known as the College of Literature & Journalism and the Chinese Language & Literature Department before 2009, is one of the earliest departments founded by Chongqing Normal University in 1954. Well-known experts such as Liu Zhijian, Dong Weigan, Jiang Luoping, Li Jingmin, Yang Chengzhang, Li Xindi, and famous writers such as Mo Huaiqi worked here, laying a good foundation for the development of the college. The college is a pilot unit of the Comprehensive Reform of Teaching Quality of Ministry of Education. The major “Chinese Language and Literature” has been ranked in national level as a featured major and the first batch of national First-class undergraduate major. The major “Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages” is a Chongqing First-class undergraduate major. The first-level discipline of “Chinese Language and Literature” is the key discipline of the 13th Five-Year Plan and the 14th Five-Year Plan of Chongqing. There is a key research base of humanities and social sciences "Chongqing Anti-Japanese War Literature and History Research Center"; and there are 4 excellent teaching and research teams at the municipal level, and 1 national-level first-class undergraduate courses, 1 municipal-level first-class course and 5 municipal-level excellent courses, 2 municipal-level postgraduate joint training bases, and 1 municipal-level postgraduate tutor team.
The college currently has 110 staff, among them, there are 35 professors, 33 associate professors, 63.6% of whom are doctors, 16 part-time doctoral supervisors, and 64 master supervisors. Many teachers have been awarded the title of national and provincial (municipal) talents, including one who enjoys the "Special Government Allowance of the State Council", and 9 teachers were selected as "Liangjiang Scholar" in Chongqing, "Chongqing Yingcai·Excellent Scientist" and "Chongqing Yingcai·Innovation Leading Talent", “Chongqing Yingcai·Young Top Talents”, "Bayu Scholars", "Chongqing Young and Middle-aged Experts with Outstanding Contributions" etc., there are 22 provincial and ministerial-level talents, and 18 experts who are directors in national societies.
The college consists of four full-time undergraduate majors:Chinese Language and Literature,Secretarial Studies,Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages, as well asFilm and Television Literature. Since 1986, it has been recruiting postgraduates.Then, its 7 second-class disciplines began to recruit students. Besides, it also recruited students of Curriculum and Pedagogy (Chinese) and MTCSOL at the same time.. The college currently has more than 2,100 undergraduate students, nearly 380 graduate students, and 15 international students.The college takes "The Innovative Experimentation Area of Excellent Second School Chinese Teacher Training Mode" as the grasps, and takes the opportunity of the “Comprehensive Reform” of Ministry of Education as a turning point, and takes advantages of both the "Excellent Teacher Training Program", "Local Excellent Teacher Program" and the "Liberal Arts Talent Program", "Academic Excellence Program" to keep pace with the national-level characteristic majors and national-level first-class majors in Chinese language and literature development. The college has carried out cooperative projects with primary and secondary schools and enterprises in various ways, and has established the "Innovative Experimental Area for the Training Model of Excellent Chinese Teachers in Secondary Schools", "The National Backbone Teacher Training Base for Chinese in Central and Western Junior Schools", "The Training Center for Backbone Teachers (Chinese) in Chongqing Secondary Schools" and "School-Enterprise Cooperation Base that Emphasizes Media, Drama, Film, Television and Literature".
The college adheres to the concept of "Wei Jing Wei Shi, Yi Wen Hua Ren(Emphasize excellence and uphold integrity, be a cultured person)", and has created a series of "Jingshi" brands such as "Jingshi Lecture Hall", "Jingshi Face-to-face", "Jingshi Library" and "Jingshi Scholars".In the past five years, teachers of the college have published more than 270 papers and nearly 50 academic monographs in important academic journals such asSocial Science in China,Literary Review, Studies of the Chinese Language, Literary Heritage, Literature & Art Studies, Modern Chinese Literature Studies,Contention of Literature and ArtThere are 138 scientific research projects at the provincial and ministerial level and above, including major fund bidding projects and key projects of the National Social Science Fund (including 30 ongoing research projects). A number of scientific research achievements of the college have successively won 17 prizes for outstanding scientific research achievements in social sciences in Chongqing.