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Liberal Arts Core

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Peer Mentors at the Back of Their Award-Wining Homecoming Parade Float!
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Winners of 2016 Homecoming Float!

Welcome to the Liberal Arts Core!

Welcome to the University of Northern Iowa Liberal Arts Core web site. The purpose of this site is to provide information about the Liberal Arts Core at UNI. The Liberal Arts Core is essential to the mission of the University.


Find information about the purpose of the Liberal Arts Core, how students benefit from taking Liberal Arts Core courses, where to get help with Liberal Arts Core questions, and what skills and knowledge employers are seeking.

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Find information related to teaching Liberal Arts Core courses and advising students, such as category statements for use on course syllabi, LAC forms, purpose of the categories, and course descriptions by category.

LAC Requirements
LAC Requirements

Find information about which courses are required, how many hours are required and the amount of hours contributed to each course.


Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 LAC Excellence in Teaching Award. Information on the nomination and application process

Posted on Friday, March 25, 2016

The Executive Vice President Provost's office funds a full-time graduate assistant position in the Undergraduate Studies (US) office each academic year.

Posted on Friday, March 25, 2016

Check out the new Liberal Arts Core advising guide!
Find the entire guide, or individual category guides

Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Meet One of Our LAC Peer Mentors

Meet Maddie Grimm, a sophomore Athletic Training major, who is mentoring first-year students in Eric Braley’s First Year Cornerstone course. She chose to become a peer mentor because she wanted to be a role model for first-year students.