LAS Insider blog for prospective students

Students and alumni in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences write about their personal experiences and insights throughout the academic year at the University of Illinois. They offer an inside look at the College of LAS and University of Illinois.

Issy Marquez values a humanities education for a variety of reasons—the flexibility, unique classes, and life-changing opportunities.
LAS senior Maggie Vacchiano reflects on the ways that LAS has prepared her for life after college.
LAS junior Heather Schlitz details her experience studying abroad in Beijing.
Did you love your high school English, history, or foreign language classes? If so, you should know that the Humanities Professional Resource Center is here to help students majoring in those subjects get jobs after graduation. 
We offer an immersive and engaging campus visit option in the fall: Orange & Blue Days! Orange & Blue Days are large open houses held on select Mondays and Fridays.
Here are just some reasons you should feel excited to join LAS!
Here’s how you can make the best decision for yourself while picking a college.
I know my time spent creating an RSO helped to set me on a trajectory of being involved and challenging myself at U of I.
Studying in LAS is helping become a person with curiosity, passion, and diligence
It doesn’t matter if you come from Statistics and CS or CS + Philosophy, the coursework prepares you such that you have the same opportunity at a software engineering job as any CS engineering major. You’ll also have a shot at jobs that blend your fields of study.