The College of Liberal Arts is the largest college at SIU, offering more majors and minors than any other college. That’s more than just an organizational convenience. The liberal arts are the backbone of a traditional university education, and as such, this college contributes significantly to the Core Curriculum required for all students. We encourage our students to become involved in Registered Student Organizations and to take advantage of undergraduate research opportunities. That’s because at SIU, we don’t just promise critical thinking skills – most liberal arts colleges make that promise. We want our students to start using what they learn right away. Practical experience and close relationships with faculty help them turn their passions into careers.
Liberal arts students at SIU are students with many options, but they aren’t just one of many to us. Here are some programs that help students succeed at SIU: