College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

2002 Lincoln Hall
702 South Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801
PH: (217) 333-1705 


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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.

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.

Majors

Minors

LAS Graduate Majors and Concentrations

Actuarial Science, MS

Computational Science & Engineering

African Studies, MA

Anthropology, PhD

Second Language Acquisition & Teacher Education

Applied Mathematics, MS

Actuarial Science

Astronomy, MS

Astronomy, PhD

Astrochemistry|Computational Science & Engineering

Atmospheric Sciences, MS

Computational Science & Engineering

Atmospheric Sciences, PhD

Computational Science & Engineering

Biochemistry, MS

Biochemistry, PhD

Biology, MS

Ecology, Ethology & Evolution

Biology, PhD

Ecology, Ethology & Evolution

Biophysics & Quantitative Biology, MS

Biophysics & Quantitative Biology, PhD

Cell and Developmental Biology, MS

Cell and Developmental Biology, PhD

Chemical Engineering, MS

Chemical Engineering, PhD

Chemical Physics, PhD

Chemistry, MS

Chemistry, PhD

Astrochemistry|Computational Science & Engineering

Classical Philology, PhD

Medieval Studies

Classics, MA

Greek|Latin|Medieval Studies

Communication, MA

Medieval Studies

Communication, PhD

Comparative Literature, MA

Medieval Studies

Comparative Literature, PhD

Medieval Studies

Creative Writing, MFA

East Asian Languages & Cultures, MA

East Asian Languages & Cultures, PhD

Medieval Studies|Second Language Acquisition & Teacher Education

Ecology, Evolution, & Conservation Biology, MS

Ecology, Evolution, & Conservation Biology, PHD

Economics, MS

Policy Economics

Economics, PhD

English, MA

Medieval Studies

English, PhD

Medieval Studies|Writing Studies

Entomology, MS

Computational Science & Engineering

Entomology, PhD

Computational Science & Engineering

European Union Studies, MA

French, MA

Medieval Studies

French, PhD

Medieval Studies|Romance Linguistics|Second Language Acquisition & Teacher Education

Geography, MA

Geography, MS

Geographic Information Science - Professional Science Master's|Computational Science & Engineering

Geography, PhD

Computational Science & Engineering

Geology, MS

Geology, PhD

German, MA

Medieval Studies

German, PhD

Medieval Studies|Second Language Acquisition & Teacher Education

History, MA

African American Studies|Medieval Studies

History, PhD

African American Studies|Medieval Studies

Italian, MA

Medieval Studies

Italian, PhD

Medieval Studies|Romance Linguistics|Second Language Acquisition & Teacher Education

Latin American Studies, MA

Linguistics, MA

Linguistics, PhD

Romance Linguistics|Second Language Acquisition & Teacher Education

Mathematics, MS

Computational Science & Engineering

Mathematics, PhD

Actuarial Science & Risk Analytics

Microbiology, MS

Microbiology, PhD

Molecular & Cellular Biology, MS

Molecular & Integrative Physiology, MS

Molecular & Integrative Physiology, PhD

Neuroscience, PhD

Philosophy, MA

Medieval Studies

Philosophy, PhD

Medieval Studies

Plant Biology, MS

Computational Science & Engineering

Plant Biology, PhD

Computational Science & Engineering

Plant Biotechnology, MS - Professional Science Master's

Political Science, MA

African American Studies|Civic Leadership

Political Science, PhD

African American Studies

Portuguese, MA

Brazilian Studies|Medieval Studies

Portuguese, PhD

Medieval Studies|Romance Linguistics|Second Language Acquisition & Teacher Education

Psychological Science, MS

Psychology, MS

Psychology, PhD

Developmental PsychopathologySecond Language Acquisition & Teacher Education

Religion, MA

Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies, MA

Slavic Languages & Literatures, MA

Slavic Languages & Literatures, PhD

Sociology, MA

African American Studies

Sociology, PhD

African American Studies

South Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, MA

Spanish, MA

Medieval Studies|Spanish Linguistics|Spanish Literatures & Cultures

Spanish, PhD

Medieval Studies|Romance Linguistics|Second Language Acquisition & Teacher Education

Statistics, MS

Analytics|Applied

Statistics, PhD

Computational Science & Engineering

Teaching of Biological Science, MS

Teaching of Chemistry, MS

Teaching of Earth Science, MS

Teaching of English as a Second Language, MA

Teaching of Latin, MA

Teaching of Mathematics, MS

Computational Science & Engineering

Translation & Interpreting, MA

LAS Graduate Minors

African American Studies

African Studies

American Indian & Indigenous Studies

Asian American Studies

Balkan Studies

European Union Studies

Gender & Women's Studies

Global Studies

Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Latina/Latino Studies

Museum Studies

Queer Studies

Religion

Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies

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