About the College

From art to physics to theatre, the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences at the University of Northern Iowa offers a host of dynamic majors in the arts, humanities, mathematics, physical sciences and technology. CHAS majors at UNI enjoy the best of two worlds: the advantages of a large university (a variety of programs and the latest technology) with the benefits of a private college (small classes and close connections to faculty).

Fourteen departments and three interdisciplinary programs, offering over 70 majors, make up the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences.

ArtEarth SciencePhilosophy & World Religions
BiologyEnvironmental ProgramsPhysics
Chemistry & BiochemistryHumanitiesScience Education
Communication Sciences & DisordersLanguages & LiteraturesTechnology
Communication StudiesMathematicsTheatre
Computer ScienceMusic, School ofWomen's & Gender Studies

CHAS prepares its graduates for learning and living in a rapidly changing society in a host of careers. Some students pursue teaching careers; others will go into professions such as speech therapy or physical therapy, or into one of the physical sciences. A number of CHAS majors will become professional performers as actors, artists or musicians. The largest number of students in the college, however, are present because of their general education courses in the humanities; in literature or writing courses; in philosophy and religion courses; in science and mathematics courses; in appreciation courses in art, music and theatre; in language courses; or in other electives.