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.

Our Mission

The mission of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is to:

  1. Provide an environment for students to develop an awareness of the great issues facing humanity.
  2. Encourage students to be imaginative, critical, intellectually curious individuals, who will aspire to lifelong learning.
  3. Develop career interests and abilities appropriate to the needs of the students.
  4. Foster in students communicative and evaluative competencies.
  5. Develop self-renewing people in a value-centered interdisciplinary, intercultural, and humanistic context that puts career goals of students into a societal context in ways that will have significant impact on contemporary and future society, and will bring continuing personal satisfaction to them.


  • Soto attends West Point conference on U.S. affairs
    The conference, November 12-15, facilitated interaction and constructive discussion between civilian student delegates and West Point cadets in order to better understand the challenges that the United States faces in an increasingly interconnected global society.
  • The Chemistry of Success
    Chemistry Department legacy lives through its alumni
  • Exploring the religious link between hemispheres
    Religious studies professor Dr. Jason Zaborowski spent last year studying ancient teaching methodologies used by early Christians.
  • Deal wins Student Laureate Award
    Psychology major Brian Deal ’15 is wrapping up his last year at Bradley with a bang. In early November, Deal received the Student Laureate Award presented by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois.
  • Going back in time
    Franklin interns at Naperville historical site