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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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Mar 20 2023

Spring Break. No Classes

Monday 20th, 12:00 am–Friday 24th, 11:59 pm
Mar 28 2023

Spring 2023 Mellon Lecture: SHALE PLAY: An Engaged Poetry and Photography Project on Natural Gas Extraction

Tuesday, 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
SCE Room 302
Mar 29 2023

LAS Distinguished Professor Lecture and Award Ceremony: Dr. Beth E. Richie

Wednesday, 3:30 pm–5:30 pm
SCE Cardinal Room (329)
Apr 13 2023

Migration in a World of Walls and Borders Symposium

Thursday, 8:30 am–5:30 pm
SCE Room 302
Apr 15 2023

Ignite: Admitted Student Day, Saturday, April 15, 2023

Saturday, 8:00 am–1:00 pm
Credit Union 1 Arena