College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Bradley’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences provides the personalized attention of a liberal arts college, with the resources of a research university. If you are curious, passionate about learning, and love to explore, you will find a welcoming home in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Programs within the departments of LAS promote hands-on, minds-on, real-world learning through cooperative education, internships, practicums in clinical settings and research participation. These experiences link the world of intellect to the world of work and practical application, and expose students to the career options available immediately upon graduation as well as to options for postgraduate study.
Departments and Programs
- Criminal Justice Studies
- Institute of International Studies
- Political Science
- Sociology & Social Work
Sciences and Mathematics
Interdisciplinary Majors and Area Studies
Bradley's Friedan website aids elementary student in history paper competition
Bradley University alumna Barbara Drake and eighth-grader Laney Hughes’ connection via Bradley University’s Betty Friedan Hometown Tribute Website seemed to be less a chance encounter and more a meeting of minds. When Hughes started her research for D.C. Everest Junior High School’s History Day research competition in Weston, Wisc., her inquiries led her back to Peoria in search of information about women’s advocate Betty Friedan.
Gill examines same-sex marriage and religious freedom
Dr. Emily Gill, Caterpillar Professor of Political Science and author of An Argument for Same-Sex Marriage: Religious Freedom, Sexual Freedom, and Public Expressions of Civic Equality, was the featured speaker at the third Liberal Arts and Sciences Lecture Series, “Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Freedom.”
Students become experts on U.S.-E.U. trade deal
The eight students enrolled in Dr. Jeanie Bukowski’s European Integration course this semester have a unique opportunity to become experts on the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) free trade agreement.
Campbell named Chemist of the Year by Heartland Section of the American Chemical Society
Dr. Dean Campbell of the Mund-Lagowski Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry was recently graced with the American Chemical Society’s distinguished Chemist of the Year Award. He is the first Bradley University faculty member to ever win this award.
Schierer named Co-Op/Intern of the Year
Abby Schierer '14, a history major from Brimfield, Ill., was named the College of Liberal Arts and Science Co-op/Intern of the Year by Bradley's Springer Center for Excellence in Internships.