College of Arts and Sciences

Physics. Biological Sciences. Foreign Languages and Literatures. History. English.


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Political Science

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Research Inspiring Student Excellent (R.I.S.E.)


Biological Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literatures



Providing An Excellent Liberal Arts and Sciences Education

The College of Arts and Sciences provides a premier learning experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels through the faculty’s dedication to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. In addition to offering General Education Curriculum courses for all students in the University, programs in the College prepare students for employment and advanced studies in graduate and professional schools. We are committed to creating a learning community rich in faculty-student collaboration on research and scholarly endeavors and providing guided experiences through internships, community-based learning, and practical experiences. We are dedicated to promoting an appreciation of diversity and instilling intellectual habits of mind necessary for living life fully in an ever-changing world.

Undergraduate Programs. Graduate Programs. Scholarships. Departments.

R.I.S.E. Women in Science. Donate. Internships.

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Highlights & Upcoming Events

Summer Film Series:

All films begin at 5:30 p.m. in the University Union Sandburg Theater

  • July 26: "Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen"
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Solar Eclipse Lecture by Dr. Esteban Araya, WIU Associate Professor of Physics - July 27

Guide to the Solar Eclipse on August 21

Solar eclipse shades may be purchased for $1.50* (cash only). Contact the Department of Chemistry at 309/298-2763, Currens Hall 214.

*Proceeds go to support the Women in Science Student Organization