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Our academic programs nurture critical thinking skills, examine value and meaning, and develop life-long learners.


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Excellence in teaching

Interactions between LAS faculty and students are characterized by personalism.


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Thinkers, innovators, leaders

LAS students are transforming ideas into opportunities. You can, too.


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About LAS

LAS is the foundational college at DePaul University, with more than 140 programs offered days, evenings and weekends, primarily on the Lincoln Park campus.

LAS values and nurtures the urban and Vincentian mission of DePaul. Significant portions of the curriculum speak to questions of social responsibility, ethical standards for behavior, and an active engagement with the people and the challenges of the Chicago community.

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Humanitarian Geographers Help Aid Workers with Maps while teaching students to critically assess human interactions with the environment.


"Last Lessons" Reveal Opportunities in Challenges as Brooklynn Leonhardt (Philosophy '17) dedicates student address to those without degrees who labored long so graduates could receive diplomas.


Cycling culture in Chicago, faster than CTA, Uber find researchers at Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development; recommend policy changes to accommodate growing popularity.