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.


LAS graduate
Here, students have the opportunity to pursue their dreams, expand their career options, and gain the confidence they need to succeed.  Over 40 liberal arts and science majors and minors, competitive internships, study abroad opportunities, and more await you at Chicago's premier public research university...right in the HEART of the city!

College of LAS Research Strengths

Health Matters: Reframing Modern Health Concerns
LAS researchers are redefining and addressing 21st-century health issues.
Urban Issues: Championing Social Justice
LAS is uniquely positioned in a global city to improve urban challenges through engaged research and community outreach.
Educational Research: Understanding How People Learn
LAS faculty are at the leading edge of theoretical and applied approaches to teaching and learning.
Fundamental Science & Mathematics Research
We partner with major Chicago institutions including Fermi National Accelerator and Argonne National Laboratories.
Harnessing the Power of “Big Data”
LAS is researching data science and the increased need to collect and interpret big data in our world today.