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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

702 South Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-1705

Graduation Requirements
Degrees Granted
Components of Curriculum
English Composition
General Education
Advanced Hours
Total Hours
Areas of Study
Major in Sciences and Letters Curriculum
Specialized Curricula
Minors and Interdisciplinary Minors
Interdisciplinary Minors
Teacher Education - Foreign Languages
Teacher Education Minors
Combined Degree Programs
B.A./B.S. - M.A.S.
B.A./B.S. - M.B.A.
Multidisciplinary Programs
Afro-American Research/Studies Program
Asian American Studies Program
Atmospheric Sciences
Center for African Studies
Latina/Latino Studies Program
Women's Studies Program
Prelaw Advising
Teacher Education Curricula (Secondary)

Teaching of Science and Mathematics
General Education Requirements
Teaching of Foreign Languages
Transfer Between Programs
Honors Programs
Dean's List
James Scholar Program
Rogers Merit Scholar Program
Cohn Scholars Honors Program
Honors at Graduation
Departmental Distinction
Phi Beta Kappa
Study Abroad Programs
Transition Program
Selection and Placement of Students
General Criteria for Placement
Bridge Placement
Summer Bridge Component
Value of Summer Bridge Component
Academic Year Component
Additional Information

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) has four missions: scholarly inquiry and the generation of knowledge, preparation of individuals for an array of careers and professions, service to the public, and the provision of the intellectual core of the University. The college shares the first three missions with professional schools and other colleges on this campus, but the last mission is uniquely the responsibility of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. By fulfilling this responsibility, the college helps develop broadly educated individuals who are committed to or characterized by open inquiry, critical thinking, effective communication, and responsiveness to the needs of individuals and society.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest individual college within a university setting in the state of Illinois. The college enrolls more than 40 percent of the undergraduates on the Urbana-Champaign campus. The college serves the entire campus by providing a full range of required general education and service courses in basic disciplines.

Students in the college are expected to understand the content of and to develop skills in areas that reflect the overall purpose of the college: fluency and facility in English; literacy in at least one additional language; broad exposure to a number of different disciplines; and intensive study in one discipline (or an interdisciplinary program). The student has a wide choice of courses to satisfy these requirements; however, ultimately he or she must plan a diverse and intensive program of study, prepare for an occupational, professional and intellectual future, and develop that clarity and range of mind that is the goal of educated people.