The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is a special place. It’s diverse yet inclusive, and it addresses the world’s grand challenges and fundamental problems through the areas of the life, physical, and mathematical sciences; humanities; and social and behavioral sciences.
About the College of LAS
The College of LAS is home to about a third of students and faculty members on the Illinois campus. More than 99 percent of all Illinois students take a class in our college, and we offer about 1,500 unique classes each semester. Find more statistics about LAS.
LAS offers more than 70 majors, 60 minors, and numerous certificates, and our more than 14,000 students develop a broad perspective and the skills employers seek. They're in demand after graduation— many go straight to work, while others continue their education in graduate school.
Our 600-plus faculty members lead their fields; they also share their scholarship with students in the classroom and through research opportunities. They continue to create innovative courses and programs that prepare our students for a constantly changing world.
Our alumni network—more than 180,000 strong—is full of accomplished people who change the world every day through their work, advocacy, and philanthropy. They include seven Nobel Laureates and nine Pulitzer Prize winners, as well as thousands of business leaders, public servants, entrepreneurs, teachers, researchers, and the backbone of many companies and non-profit organizations.
Any way you look at it, the College of LAS is an amazing place. Read a letter from Venetria K. Patton, Harry E. Preble Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Designate.