Meet the world as it exists today. Reimagine it for a better tomorrow.
To choose a liberal arts and sciences path is to commit to the most enduring form of education—one rooted in thoughtful inquiry, academic research, and problem-solving for society's toughest challenges. It offers a foundation that makes it possible to confidently chart a course in the health professions, law, business, public service, and many other fields.
Here at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS), you will learn from passionate faculty who are active in their respective fields and connect with creative peers who share your intellectual interests. Our conveniently located Chicago campus connects our students to extended learning and career development opportunities that can help to build a strong portfolio of relevant experience prior to graduation.
From rare opportunities for undergraduate research to flexible program options to dedicated professors and advisors, LAS offers an unparalleled experience that helps students reach their highest potential.
Take a Campus Tour
Visit a few of our students’ favorite UIC campus spaces — classrooms, laboratories, learning centers, the Richard J. Daley Library, Student Center East, and our new Academic and Residential Complex.
Firestarter: Admitted Student Welcome - January 23!
As a new member of the class of 2025, you’re invited to join us for Firestarter, our admitted student welcome program on Saturday, January 23, 10am-12pm (CST).
At Firestarter, UIC’s students and staff will be on hand to give you advice and answer important questions on your mind. You’ll learn about what makes UIC unique — the benefits of learning and growing in a diverse environment at an institution dedicated to impactful research.
Experience virtually what our campus community has to offer by joining us.
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You’re just one click away from creating your very own personalized CustomViewbook packed with information tailored specifically to your interests. Explore our majors and learn more about student life and campus resources.