Explore, discover, and create in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 

No matter which of our 70 majors you choose—your undergraduate education and experience in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will give you the foundation you need to meet your academic and personal goals. With dedicated advisors, support staff, and faculty mentors, you'll receive the support you need every step along the way. 

Browse the resources and services available to help answer your questions, discuss challenges, and help you graduate. Even though our college is big, CLAS is a community that supports each other. Please reach out so we can help you.

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Helping you find your way

Your academic advisor will give you expert guidance and advice tailored to your department and major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Your advisor is a great place to start when any question arrises academically or otherwise. 

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Supporting your success

College isn't easy—and that's okay. Explore some of the academic and study resources available to you, like tutoring and help centers, in addition to financial aid, legal advice, career services, and more.

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Prioritizing your mental health

Your wellbeing is most important and key in helping you stay on track with your studies. Explore the high-quality mental health and wellness services and resources available to you.

We're here for you

CLAS Undergraduate Programs

Our staff can answer your questions about college policies, help navigate academic concerns, explain how to meet graduation requirements, and so much more! We'll be with you every step of the way.

Student stories

CLAS can take you into other parts of the world, connect you to service work, and help you gain real-world experience through coursework and projects. 

Our students present their research, publish their writing, exhibit their artwork, and put on spectacular performances. 

Read more about the CLAS student experience. 

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University of Iowa School of Art and Art History adds design to its name

Thursday, June 27, 2024
New name reflects the school’s longstanding focus on design and cross-disciplinary approach.
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Nominate a student or postdoc for the downtown banner campaign

Monday, June 24, 2024
Members of the University of Iowa community can now nominate outstanding undergraduate, grad student, and postdoctoral researchers for the 2025 Dare to Discover banner campaign, which is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR).
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CLAS journalism students publish book on women's basketball

Monday, June 3, 2024
When photographers at “The Daily Iowan” were granted exclusive access to the Iowa women’s basketball program in the fall of 2023, they got a front-row seat to a historic season and a hands-on workshop on book publishing.

Here to help you succeed

As Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, I lead a team of welcoming, enthusiastic, and caring academic professionals called CLAS Undergraduate Programs, or CLAS UP for short. We’re committed to helping you from when you begin classes through graduation day to help you achieve your goals. Working together across academic advising, policy, curriculum, academic assessment, and admissions to support your journey, we’ll also connect you to campus resources for mental and physical health and wellness, basic needs, academic tutoring, engagement opportunities, and more. We’re here to help you! We also support faculty and instructors in providing a robust and engaging undergraduate education, in and beyond the classroom. 

Please explore the wide variety of academic paths and many opportunities for immersive learning, hands-on research, and creativity that only the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences can deliver. We are excited to work with you to create an academic experience that will excite, fulfill, and prepare you for a successful future!

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Cornelia Lang, PhD

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education