Wellness Center – Supports student learning, academic success, and retention by providing wellness services that promote healthy attitudes and behaviors, empower students to make informed choices, and enhance holistic well-being. The Wellness Center also houses the Pop-Up Pantry for students with food insecurity.
Campus Advocacy Network (CAN) – is dedicated to providing free, anonymous services to UIC students and staff who may or have experienced sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, stalking, and hate crimes.
Math & Science Learning Center – provides online and in-person tutoring and academic support for students enrolled in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics.
The Writing Center – provides one-on-one peer writing support for undergraduate and graduate students in Grant Hall. Sessions are offered online and in-person.
Other Tutoring & Academic Support Services
Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) – provides learning support services to help students accomplish their goals through critical thinking skills and learning strategies.
Incoming LAS students are assigned a general cohort advisor. Once they identify a major of interest, they begin meeting with the professional LAS advisor assigned to that department. LAS students are required to declare a major by the time they have completed 45 credit hours.
Major advisorsare important partners and allies for a DUS. They assist students in outlining the specific requirements for the major, key course sequencing, mapping out plans for completing these requirements, and general information about related career options. They are also available to help students get involved in internships, undergraduate research, independent studies, and other exciting opportunities related to the major. Directors of Undergraduate Studies are encouraged to work closely with the advisor to maximize their ability to support the students.
At LAS, our goal is to enable your success in achieving the career that is right for you. Pre-Professional programs are very specific educational goals rather than actual majors and present great opportunities for students in declared majors. LAS offers 11 pre-professional study options, including:
Pre-Health —for undergraduate students who have declared a pre-health field.
Pre-Law —for undergraduate students who have declared a pre-law field.
UIC’s Career Servicesoffers one-on-one advising, career assessments, interview preparation, job fairs, career education, graduate school advising as well as job and internship opportunities.
iAdvise & Early Alerts
iAdvise is UIC’s integrated planning and advising system where advisors, faculty, student resource providers and students communicate to enhance student success and where faculty can submit Early Alerts. Instructors, advisors and DUS can learn more about iAdvise or ask questions by dropping in the during Open Hours learning sessions.
There are two roles in iAdvise that are designed to provide access for faculty members beyond their role in instruction of undergraduates – the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) and Faculty Coordinator Roles. Faculty Coordinators may be faculty members in the role of Associate Head or in grant-based programs with student-facing activities.
LAS Undergraduate Research Initiative (LASURI) – LAS Undergraduate students work closely with faculty mentor to propose and complete a research project. Students may receive one to two semesters of funding. Students receive up to $1250 per semester.
Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar – is an interdisciplinary program where students from universities across Chicago partake in an intensive seminar and produce an original research project using the collections of the Newberry Library. Students enrolled also receive a $1250 stipend.