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In the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, we take "&" pretty seriously.

It indicates the unlimited potential open to you within our college. We offer more than 70 majors that span the social sciences, humanities, and physical and mathematics sciences. Our college has countless resources that will help you make the most of your college experience.

Not sure what your future holds? That's OK. We'll help you use design-thinking principles to shape your time on campus and prepare for your career.

While you're here, you can learn from and research with our more than 600 faculty members, who are leading their fields and changing the world. And when you graduate, you'll be ready for whatever's next. Employers love to hire our students and our Illini Success stats prove it. Eighty-six percent of our 2016-17 graduates had jobs, were going to graduate school, or planned to volunteer full-time.

Get financial aid information

Cost is important. Check out our pricing and financial aid calculator. And, learn about some of the college-level scholarships available to our students. Many of our departments offer scholarships, as well. Your application to Illinois will serve as your initial scholarship application, and campus will let you know in the spring if you've won any.

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Explore our majors

Not yet sure about which program to choose? Use our Explore Majors tool to sort through our options.

Read the LAS Insider blog

Peek inside life as a student, and get application tips and other important information.

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Learn about the ACES + LAS Career Fair

Our annual career fair connects hundreds of students and prospective employers. Learn more about how this resource can help you pursue your passions.

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Apply to Illinois

Ready to unleash the power of &? Apply today!