Degree Programs in LAS

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers a wide variety of degree programs and specialized curricula that lead to either a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. Completion of a major is necessary for graduation, and students are required to have a major declared by the end of their sophomore year (59 semester hours). It is recommended that, during their undergraduate education, students meet regularly with a departmental advisor to discuss their declared major; this is in addition to meeting with an LAS academic advisor to review their overall degree program requirements and academic progress.

The following is the list of majors and specialized curricula available to LAS students. Select the links below to view a description of the major department, summary of requirements for the major, and a recommended plan of study for the major from the UIC Undergraduate Catalog. In addition to a major, students have the option to complete a minor as well as to pursue preprofessional studies.  

LAS Majors

African American Studies (BA)
Anthropology (BA)
Biochemistry Curriculum (BS)dt
Biological Sciences (BS)dt
Chemistry (BA)dt
Chemistry Curriculum (BS)dt
Classical Studies (BA)
Communication (BA)
Criminology, Law, and Justice (BA)*
Earth and Environmental Sciences (BS)dt
Economics (BA)
English (BA)
French and Francophone Studies (BA)
Gender and Women's Studies (BA)
Germanic Studies (BA)
History (BA)
Integrated Health Studies (BS)
Italian (BA)#
Latin American and Latino Studies (BA)
Mathematics (BS)
Mathematics and Computer Science Curriculum (BS)
Neuroscience Curriculum (BS)*dt
Philosophy (BA)
Physics (BA)dt
Physics Curriculum (BS)dt
Polish (BA)
Political Science (BA)
Psychology (BA)dt
Russian (BA)
Sociology (BA)
Spanish (BA)
Spanish-Economics (BA)
Statistics (BS)
Teaching of English (BA)
Teaching of French (BA)
Teaching of German (BA)
Teaching of History (BA)
Teaching of Mathematics (BS)*
Teaching of Physics (BS)#dt
Teaching of Spanish (BA)

* Requires departmental approval before a student can be accepted into the degree program. Some departments require certain prerequisite courses, grade point averages, and/or interviews for admission to a major. Students should consult the department during their first term for specific information. 
# Not currently accepting new students.
dt Assessed a differential tuition in addition to the base tuition. In these majors or specialized curricula, the cost of instruction and the teaching facilities are more expensive than in other disciplines. The income from differential tuition is strictly committed to improving teaching laboratories, and related equipment, and attracting high quality teaching faculty who are leaders in their fields and require funds to establish their laboratories. The fields of study with a differential tuition include Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Neuroscience, Physics, and Psychology.