In the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, we believe in the power of innovation to serve and advance society.

As a student in our college, you will have countless opportunities to learn from professors who are leading experts in their fields. As you study one of our 70 majors that span the social and behavioral sciences; humanities; and life, physical, and mathematics sciences, you and your classmates will explore the world’s fundamental problems and grand challenges.

In the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, we also believe in the power of inclusion to make us stronger.

As the most diverse college on campus, diversity and inclusion are part of the fabric of our college. Whether you’re sitting in one of our classrooms, working in a research lab, or simply taking a walk on the Quad, our commitment to you is to foster a supportive environment where you can thrive.

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

Prepare to unleash the power inside of you by applying to UIUC today!