Students at Iowa State University

Welcome to Iowa State University

The only way to broaden your horizons is to go beyond them. In the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University, you’ll surround yourself with diverse thinking and cultures. Connect with new perspectives. Be inspired by globally recognized faculty.

With 50 majors, many scholarships and unlimited opportunities for hands-on research, career development and study abroad; it’s time to transform yourself into the person you’ve always wanted to be. So one day you’ll transform the world. Apply now.

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Distinct. Diverse. LAS.

Are you ready to visit Iowa State and learn about the majors and opportunities in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences? We are offering on-campus and virtual visit options this summer. Our campus visit staff will help you make the most of your experience, whether you’re in the comfort of your home or on our beautiful campus.

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If you would like to chat one-on-one with someone from our recruitment team, we would love to meet with you! We can help answer general questions you may have about your LAS adventure at Iowa State. If you also have specific questions about your major, we can connect you with your intended department as needed. Click below to schedule a virtual appointment. We look forward to talking with you!

Create Your LAS Adventure

Every day, LAS students push the boundaries of creativity, curiosity and innovation. Your adventure is next. What will you discover?

Behnia Behnia participated in six research studies and was published in prestigious journals as an Iowa State undergraduate. Now he’s headed to the National Institutes of Health, where he will conduct research into HIV vaccine discovery. Follow Behnia’s adventure.

Toni - biologyAt Iowa State, Toni discovered how she could positively impact the planet as a scientist and leader. She’ll pursue a Ph.D. in marine biology at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. Follow Toni’s adventure.

Noah in military uniformNoah has dreamed about space since he was five years old and first watched the Discovery space shuttle on television. Thanks to his Iowa State physics degree, he is now ready to launch his space science career at the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT). Follow Noah’s adventure.

Gloved hands with lab samplesCourtney discovered a passion for public health while conducting summer research in Mexico. Her degrees in anthropology and biology helped prepare her for acceptance to the nation’s top-ranked public health graduate school. Follow Courtney’s adventure.

photo of Jassma’rayJassma’ray launched her own successful lip gloss business from her Iowa State dorm room. Her dream is to keep innovating and use her psychology and communications studies majors to make an impact as a therapist and mentor. Follow Jassma’ray’s adventure.

photo of MadelineMadeline is on a mission to mitigate malaria. With a major in biochemistry and a minor in emerging global diseases, this Goldwater Scholar is conducting groundbreaking medical research at Iowa State. Follow Madeline’s adventure.

photo of Jessie with text saying turn data into actionJessie wants to turn data into positive action and make a difference in her community. As a Data Science for the Public Good Young Scholar at Iowa State, she’s applying her skills in data science and statistics to real-world challenges. Follow Jessie’s adventure.

Student headshot with text that says "Never Stop Exploring"Jack’s economics major lets him explore many interests while preparing for law school or graduate studies. He has since added minors in data science and Spanish, interned with the USDA and studied abroad in Costa Rica. Follow Jack’s adventure.

Student headshot with text that says "Push Your Boundaries"Fascinated by computers from a young age, Tracy is now pushing the boundaries of her skills in computer science—and paying it forward by serving as a mentor for young women in STEM. Follow Tracy’s adventure.

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