Intellectual Adventure of a Lifetime
The College of Letters & Science sets undergraduate students on the intellectual adventure of their lives with a vibrant, broad-based liberal arts education at the highest level of excellence. Here you can engage in dialogue with the world's best teachers and its most famous researchers. You can discover courses of study you never knew existed. You can participate in projects at the forefront of science, solve pressing social problems, create art, explore diverse cultures, and seek answers to the biggest questions of our times — all on one of the most vibrant and beautiful campuses in the world.
Major requirements vary among major departments. Meet with an L&S undergraduate major adviser (UMA) to help you understand major admission, declaration, and academic planning for a major or minor.
College Advisers are “generalist” advisers in the Office of Undergraduate Advising. They can help you understand campus-wide requirements, such as general education, academic progress, and time to degree. They can also help you identify possible majors.
Take advantage of special courses, programs and events designed to open fascinating new worlds of knowledge, such as Discovery Courses, Big Ideas, L&S 1 (Introduction to Liberal Arts), On the Same Page program, and Freshman and Sophomore Seminars.
It is the simultaneous experience of studying, sharing, debating, and discovering new ideas that makes our education liberal.
—Undergraduate Kara Jancourtz in her winning entry in the L&S essay contest.