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Your full potential in the making

When you’re motivated to make a difference, you learn how to make it happen. Whether you’re curious about clean energy, human health, or using data for public good, here you’ll find a supportive community of friends and faculty who share your interests. At Iowa State, you’ll gain the knowledge and practical experiences to hit the ground running in your field of choice.

What Can I Study?

Majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) range from biology to history to psychology, with over 50 options. You can creatively pair majors and minors to pursue unique career paths, prepare for graduate school, or plan for a future in health, law, or medicine.


Meaningful careers in the making

Intern with Google. Conduct neuroscience research in an innovative faculty lab. Launch a tech startup. Study language and culture in Valencia, Spain.

Here you’ll be surrounded by a spirit of doing and a supportive community. Earn a degree that can take you anywhere and join the thousands of Cyclone alumni who are improving the world and finding bold solutions to big challenges.

This is your future in the making.

We’ve got your back

We believe in learning and working together. Iowa State has many people and spaces that support your academics, well-being, and personal growth. No two Cyclones are the same, so diverse options let you choose what’s helpful.

Individual support

From peer mentors to LAS Career Services, you can find partners to guide you on your way.

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Community support

Make meaningful connections through help rooms, LAS learning communities, LAS Multicultural Student Success, and many other programs.

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Well-being

Iowa State’s student health and wellness programs, from mental health resources to recreation services, help students thrive

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There are so many undergraduate opportunities at Iowa State and everyone — from professors, peer mentors and program managers — is rooting for you to succeed and grow. Any student can create their own support team. It’s just a matter of getting involved, exploring, and taking advantage of all that Iowa State has to offer.

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Undergraduate research

Work alongside world-class faculty mentors and learn by doing. Pursue what makes you curious, from gene-editing tech to Gen Z voting habits. Iowa State students publish papers, work in innovative labs, present at national conferences, and gain practical techniques and professional skills for meaningful careers.

Experiences for learning, laughing and lending a hand

Finding your people is just as important as finding your passion. Write for the Iowa State Daily, join the Political Science Club, or perform in a music ensemble.

Lifelong memories in the making

Start something in LAS

Your big ideas can change the world. Nurture your inner innovator and entrepreneur with support from energetic faculty and staff in the Start Something LAS program. Explore and expand your ideas in the Start Something LAS Academy, based in the Student Innovation Center. You’ll find courses and hands-on experiences that can help you expand your perspectives and impact on the world.

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