Diverse adventures, distinct opportunities

The College of 文科和理科 (LAS) is a foundation for discovery, preparing students to be innovative leaders and creative problem-solvers in a diverse global society. Do you want to help the world adapt to climate change? Or conduct medically relevant research? 在拉斯维加斯, your academic major is only the beginning. 

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As Iowa State's most academically diverse college, majors in the College of 文科和理科 range from 英语, 计算机科学, 心理学, 超过50种选择. Many students creatively pair majors and minors to pursue unique career interests, 为读研做准备, 或者计划未来的健康, 法律, 或医学. The college is also home to Iowa State’s versatile Open Option program. 

主要s, minors and certificates


The College of 文科和理科 is at the frontier of science and scholarship. Undergraduate students conduct research on everything from economics to genetics, present at national conferences and even publish papers. Working alongside renowned faculty mentors, you can also make research your campus job. The LAS Dean’s High Impact Awards for Undergraduate 研究 support student researchers financially. 

Undergraduate research anywhere

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在拉斯维加斯, you can conduct undergraduate research in any area and almost anywhere — investigate shoe prints in a forensics lab, work on molecular cloning in a biochemistry lab, study climate science aboard a research vessel, or track solar flares from your laptop. Check out these LAS student researchers and their path to discovery.

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Surround yourself with people who understand your passion for big ideas. 在洛杉矶和mg游戏, you'll have built-in networks of support and ongoing opportunities to help you turn your ideas into real-world impact.

开始的东西 in the College of 文科和理科

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The LAS Innovation + 创业 (I+E) Academy, 一个为期两年的, 以信用为基础的项目, is helping students in the College of 文科和理科 transform their bold ideas into real-world action.


Learning happens inside and outside the classroom. Explore the cathedrals of France, NASA实习生, conduct data science or chemistry research, lead the 政治科学 Club, pursue your passions in music or theatre – your opportunities are endless in the College of 文科和理科.

Dive in to a study abroad program

Spend a semester studying multimedia in Urbino, 意大利, or improve your language skills in Valencia, 西班牙. LAS offers short-term and semester-long study abroad programs that will change how you see the world. 


You’ve got an entire team ready to support you, from faculty to staff to peer mentors. Our network of programs and initiatives in LAS includes Academic Advising, 职业服务, I + E学院, International Student Support, 学习社区, Multicultural Student Support, 奖学金, 出国留学 and student organizations, 举几个例子.

文科和理科 career paths

  • 档案管理员

  • 研究分析师

  • 数字内容创作者

  • 法医生物学家

  • 音乐 teacher and band educator

  • 技术作家

  • 气象学家

  • 软件开发人员

  • 心理健康咨询师

  • Communications/public relations director

  • 教授

  • 电子游戏设计师

  • 社交媒体战略家

  • 政治记者

  • 医学物理学家

  • 研究员

  • 市场分析员

  • 生物化学家

  • 生产商

  • 文案

  • 数据分析总监

  • 临床研究员

  • 统计学家

  • 数学老师

  • 经济学家

  • 竞选战略家



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