College of Arts and Sciences


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Academic Advisors in the 16 departments in the College of Arts and Sciences can help you in many different ways: in planning your academic schedule, with advice about careers, and with information about majors, minors, and programs. We house 24 majors, 12 secondary education programs, 31 sequences, and 48 minors. Below is information on how to apply to the departments and schools, admission criteria, and general information about the various programs.

Need help choosing a major?

University Resources

Summer School

Planning on taking classes during the summer? Check out the Summer Sessions web site for more information.

Financial Aid

All financial aid except for special scholarships are processed through the University Financial Aid Office.

General Education Program

The Office of the Provost has primary responsibility for delivering and administering the University's General Education Program.  General Education forms the core of a liberal arts education at Illinois State. Click below to find out more.
General Education Program

Teacher Education Majors

ePortfolio update information

Be sure to frequently check the College Of Education (COE) site for information on updating your ePortfolio, and for notices of when the new ePortfolio support site becomes available.

· COE site main page

· Lauby Teacher Education Center main page

Please contact Melissa Christofero with questions regarding ePortfolio







To find out about housing or special floors for majors, check out University Housing Services.

There are special lifestyle floors related to each of the following majors and programs. Each of these is also designated a "QUIET" floor:

  • Communication
  • Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • History
  • Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
  • Mathematics
  • Politics & Governments
  • Sciences

In addition, students in the College of Arts & Sciences may be interested in and eligible for honors house and international house. Check out the link above to find out more.

Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs provides a wide array of services and opportunities for all Illinois State students. Within the College of Arts & Sciences questions and concerns that students have are typically handled first by advisors, then by department chairs, and if necessary, by Dr. Sally E. Parry, Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Student Affairs.
Division of Student Affairs