Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Preparing Students for Success and Leadership
The mission of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at UIS is to prepare students for the future by providing a broad education for success. We teach students how to participate effectively in an interdependent, diverse, and rapidly changing world, offering education in a transformative environment that stimulates engagement with ideas, each other, and the globe.
Our objective is to help our students become:
- Intellectually and technologically sophisticated thinkers,
- Aesthetically aware citizens,
- Socially responsible contributors to life in the 21st century, and
- Effective Leaders in their community
As a result, UIS students who graduate with a CLAS degree are fuller, richer individuals who are more capable of competing in an ever-changing job market than students whose education specialized in specific technical skills—especially those skills that may be out of date in just a few years.