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Our Mission is to serve as the intellectual heart of the University through our commitment to the teacher-scholar model which imparts knowledge from a broad spectrum of the arts and sciences while preparing independent and resilient students from culturally, linguistically, and geographically diverse backgrounds to meet the challenges of a global society.

A Major in the Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • There are two myths about a degree in the liberal arts; the major does not lead to a job and if you get a job it does not pay well. This short video dispels these two myths with stories from our alumni and students. All majors in the liberal arts and sciences teach students how to write, think critically, and problem solve, which are the skills most employers are seeking in people they want to hire. Our alumni and students can affirm that a major in the liberal arts from Illinois State University can not only lead to a job that pays well but also a career where one can make a difference.

Impressive work doesn't go unnoticed here.

We love to recognize the success of thought leaders in the field, including our own faculty, staff, and students.

What's Happening in CAS

Dr. Nathan Stephens wearing African garb
Dr. Nathan Stephens, assistant professor in the School of Social Work and affiliate faculty member in African American Studies, recently returned from a two and a half week visit to the University of Witwatersrand-Johannesburg, South Africa.  

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Summer Session ends8/10/24 at 12:00 AM
Grades due at noon8/13/24 at 12:00 PM
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