Welcome to the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences

Home to 14 academic departments, and countless opportunities, the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences is the largest and most diverse college at UNI. Our academic departments span the visual, performing and literary arts; humanities; natural, technical and mathematical sciences; and communication disciplines. We offer a rich liberal arts experience, developing a multi-faceted skill-set to help our students thrive in an ever-changing world.

Explore Our Departments

Applied Engineering & Technical Management (AETM)

Robotics students review and test their work

Our programs are designed in collaboration with industry partners, and aligned with the latest standards – meaning you’ll graduate with in-demand, employable skills. Plus, hands-on and interactive learning environments give you a deeper understanding of your field of study.


Student works on a wood carving

With an award-winning art education program, and top-notch programs in studio art, graphic design and art history – your education here will be marked by small class sizes and unmatched support from your professors. Ready to bring your creative vision to life?


Students Review Scan results

Students majoring in biology are the next generation of scientists, researchers, health professionals and teachers. Here, you’ll gain hands-on experience conducting research with your professors and work with state-of-the-art technology to jumpstart your future.

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Students look at cave organisms with a blue light

With degree options in chemistry, biochemistry and chemistry teaching, our department prepares students for successful careers in medicine, pharmaceuticals, research and education.

Communication & Media

Student looks over a soundboard

Wide-ranging experiences inside and outside of the classroom help prepare our students for creative and meaningful careers in communication-related fields.

Computer Science

Students compete over their laptops for cyber security

Computer science is one of the fastest-growing and fastest-evolving industries in the world – bringing new technologies to the home, school and workplace. Here, you'll find the latest digital skills, within reach.

Communication Sciences & Disorders

Math faculty lead the classroom

Our Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders provides undergraduate and graduate students excellent academic and clinical teaching, research and public service. Our focus is excellence and distinction in all of our programs, research, and student interactions.


Earth & Environmental Sciences

Students examine rocks outside

To understand the Earth and our environment, you have to get out and explore it for yourself. In our department, your education will be anything but textbook – marked by exciting field experiences, research and hands-on labs.

Languages & Literatures

Faculty members present at a conference

Led by award-winning professors, students in our department develop the intellectual and practical skills, and passion, to communicate across cultures and thrive in our changing world.


Math faculty lead the classroom

There's an infinite number of possibilities in the UNI Department of Mathematics. From our nationally acclaimed actuarial science major, to our top-notch teacher preparation program – there's no limit to what you'll discover.

School of Music

Conductor leads the orchestra

More than 40 outstanding professors and performers help to make the UNI School of Music one of the finest programs in the midwest. With state-of-the-art facilities to practice and perform in, and dozens of ensembles that tour nationally and internationally, the opportunities here are endless.

Philosophy & World Religions

students discuss in class

Known for our small classes, and big ideas, our students explore life’s biggest questions. Here, you’ll learn to communicate effectively, solve problems and evaluate competing points of view – skills that never go out of style.


faculty and students work in the server room

As one of the finest physics programs in the Midwest, our students benefit from personalized attention and outstanding research opportunities. Our coursework emphasizes skills in data analysis and computer programming, preparing students for careers of the future.

Science Education

students work over a kit with children

Our department’s continued leadership in science education, research and teaching advances our students to the forefront of a meaningful and exciting career in science teaching and learning.


students perform in the spotlight

Theatre is a powerful tool for communicating ideas and entertaining people. The theatre program at UNI teaches the process of creating theatre and provides a variety of creative experiences. Theatre majors grow as communicators, problem-solvers and collaborators.