College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the place to discover, explore, and create your story at Iowa. No matter which of our 70 majors you are studying—your education in CLAS will give you a solid foundation. 

In CLAS, our Undergraduate Programs staff are here to answer your questions about college policies, help you solve academic problems, and understand how to meet graduation requirements. We’ll be with you every step of the way to understand your interests and goals, help you explore majors and courses, and graduate.  

Please reach out if and when you need us.  

Wishing you a great fall semester,  

Cornelia C. Lang (she/her/hers) 
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education 
Professor of Physics and Astronomy 
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Student resources

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How academic advising can help you

Your academic advisor is excited to partner with you at every point of your student journey. As the new semester begins, check out this overview of how your advisor can help you depending on your year of study.


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You asked, we answered: *New* CLAS Student Success Workshops

College can be challenging. There is no shame in needing a little extra help, and you don’t need to figure it out alone. The UI offers several resources and workshops to help you succeed. Topics range from study and test-taking tips to stress reduction and money management advice. Enroll in these free seminars today.

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Student perspective: 5 tips for starting the new academic year

Whether you’re an incoming first-year, a transfer student, or even an upperclassman, many of us could use a refresher on how to get back into the routine of the school year. Here are a few pieces of advice from a fellow undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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Learning at Iowa: How to study effectively

Although you spend many years in school before arriving at college, when asked, most college students—as many as 80 percent—say that they have never been taught how to study. To help you avoid using trial and error to figure out how to study effectively, check out these tips for effective learning.

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6 Tips for a #HawkeyeSafe semester

As another academic year begins, here are some reminders about the many free safety services, resources, and educational programs offered by Campus Safety to help you have a great semester.  


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ICYMI: Important dates and deadlines

Pay attention and stay on top of important dates and deadlines. Ignoring these deadlines can impact your ability to drop courses, your U-Bill, financial aid, or graduation status. Be aware of these key dates and mark your calendar now.


Student experiences

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STEM students explore sustainability across the Atlantic

Moving through different locations along the Rhine River undergraduate students were able to gain a deeper understanding of how history, geography, and national policies conspire to shape sustainability practices in the industry and cities.

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Summer internships: journalism students share their experiences

Learn more about these five students, each with their own unique summer experiences, and how the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences prepared them ahead of their internships.
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3D design students showcase work in NYC

Twelve students from the UI School of Art and Art History showed work they had completed during their 3D design coursework during a premier international showcase. 

Students help plan a health equity conference in Iowa City

HHP students help plan, execute health conference

Students enrolled in the Department of Health and Human Physiology’s community wellness practicum course helped host the first My City My Health conference in Iowa City last spring.