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.


  • #WarHasLimits campaign shows plight of child soldiers
    Bradley students explored abuse of child soldiers through a March simulation organized by a team studying international humanitarian law. The simulation was part of a yearlong project organized by the Red Cross.
  • Understanding the power of a hoodie
    Flanked by an image of Trayvon Martin’s now-infamous hoodie, Duke professor Dr. Maurice Wallace deconstructed cultural meanings associated with the popular clothing choice.
  • Opening the world of physics: Physics Day 2014
    Forty-four students from local area high schools toured the Physics Department and observed demonstrations performed by physics majors.
  • Friedan panel talks women’s liberation
    Bradley University’s year long civil rights celebration continued March 12 with a female panel discussing “The Feminine Mystique,” written by Peoria native Betty Friedan.
  • 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.