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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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Sep 27 2023

Patching Development: Information Politics and Social Change in India - Dr. Rajesh Veeraraghavan

Wednesday, 12:30 pm–2:00 pm
BSB 1155
Sep 28 2023
Save the date 9/28/23; Join us for the launch of The Humanizing Critical Race Theory Project Funded by the Mellon Foundation

The Humanizing Critical Race Theory Project

Thursday, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
Oct 24 2023

Affective Computing at Work: Rationales for Regulating Emotion Attribution and Manipulation in the Workplace - Dr. Frank Pasquale

Tuesday, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
401 UH
Nov 2 2023

A City Is Not a Computer: The Biography of a Book – Dr. Shannon Mattern

Thursday, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
Library I-470
Nov 2 2023
Cheryl Ganz

National Postal Museum To Host Maynard Sundman Lecture: Cheryl Ganz To Speak on “U.S. Zeppelin Postage Stamps”

Thursday, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm