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As the largest undergraduate college at UIC, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) offers a diverse community of actively engaged scholars and students across the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, as well as interdisciplinary and pre-professional areas of study.


Here, you can choose from more than 40 liberal arts and science majors and minors, compete for internships, study abroad, and more. Through first-year seminars, in-depth career services, and tutoring and learning centers for language, math, writing, and science, we offer a supportive learning community that helps students achieve their goals. Every student has access to a personal academic advisor beginning with New Student Orientation and continuing until Graduation.

  • Opportunity High-quality academic instruction from approximately 350 tenure-track faculty members

  • Discovery Conduct original research under faculty mentorship through the LAS Undergraduate Research Initiative (LASURI)

  • Success Free first-year lectures and learning and tutoring centers that are open to all UIC students

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Jan 11 2024

The Investiture and Scholarly Lecture of the Inaugural TransUnion Professor in Data Science, Dr. Yichao Wu

Thursday, 5:30 pm–7:30 pm
Student Center East (SCE) Illinois Room
Jan 24 2024

The Labor of Reinvention: Entrepreneurship in the New Chinese Digital Economy - Dr. Lin Zhang

Wednesday, 12:30 pm–2:00 pm
Library I-470
Jan 30 2024

LAS Distinguished Professor - Dr. Izzet Coskun

Tuesday, 3:30 pm–5:30 pm
Student Center East (SCE) Cardinal Room
Feb 15 2024

Mainstreaming and Game Journalism – Dr. David Nieborg

Thursday, 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Institute for the Humanities
Feb 29 2024

“Generative AI and the Future of Computational Propaganda” – Dr. Samuel Woolley

Thursday, 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Institute for the Humanities