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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

LAS News & Events Heading link

Sep 5 2024

Celebrating 50 Years: The Making of Latin American and Latino Studies

Thursday, 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
Cardinal Room, SCE
Sep 10 2024

Investiture and Scholarly Lecture: Kimberly Schonert-Reichl

Tuesday 10th, 3:30 pm–Monday 30th, 5:00 pm
Student Center East
Sep 19 2024

Bordando Esperanza/Embroidering Hope Opening Reception

Thursday, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
18th Street Casa de Cultura
Sep 30 2024

Sanctuary Everywhere: The Fugitive Sacred in the Sonoran Desert Book Launch

Monday, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Pilsen Community Books
Oct 1 2024

LAS Distinguished Professor: Donald J. Wink

Tuesday, 3:30 pm–6:00 pm
Student Center East White Oak AB