Peer Mentors at the Back of Their Award-Wining Homecoming Parade Float!
Peer Mentor Homecoming Float
We Won!

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.

Students
Students

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.

Faculty
Faculty

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.

News

Congratulations to the Peer Mentors and all who helped them in creating the winning float at the Homecoming parade on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Their creative design embodied the true panther spirit!

Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2014

Congratulations to Dr. John Burnight for being selected as this year's recipient of the Excellence in Liberal Arts Core Teaching award. To learn more about Dr. Burnight, click here.  

Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Check out the new Liberal Arts Core advising guide! 

To find the entire guide, or individual category guides, click here.

Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Meet One of Our LAC Peer Mentors

Meet Sam Speaker, a sophomore English major who is mentoring first-year students in Ken Atkinson’s Humanities I course. Sam became a peer mentor because she enjoys helping students who may be afraid to ask for help.