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.


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.


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.


The Liberal Arts Core is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Graduate Assistant position. You can view the application here. Please contact the Liberal Arts Core with any questions you may have. 

Posted on Thursday, December 4, 2014

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

Meet One of Our LAC Peer Mentors

Meet Katie Baughman, a sophomore Elementary Education major, who is mentoring first-year students in Karen Tracey’s First Year Cornerstone course. She chose to become a peer mentor because she has a passion for teaching and helping others.