Check out this blog post (directed at prospective students, but still good info for students already studying at Illinois) by a Psychology alum (class of 2015). She is currently studying clinical mental health counseling and forensic and legal psychology at Marymount University in Virginia.
“The value of obtaining a degree from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is that it gives you a dynamic education. With a degree in LAS, you are exposed to a variety of skills that make you valuable in the workplace. You will learn how to think critically about abstract topics in psychology, biology, communication, history, and many more areas. Most importantly, you will have the freedom to choose classes from various disciplines that will enhance your primary area of study.”