College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest academic unit at UIS, enrolling 55 percent of all students in its majors. The College is committed to curricular interdisciplinary, experiential learning, experimentation, and a concern for student-centered learning that includes the use of technologies that aid collaboration and extend the concept of “community” beyond local and regional boundaries. 

The foundation for this environment is a well-rounded curriculum in the humanities, social sciences, arts, and physical and natural sciences, including mathematics and computer science. Students learn professional skills, but also the blend of critical thinking, scientific logic, and appreciation of the humanities that is so important in the development of personal enrichment.