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The College of Arts and Sciences houses educational and research programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences, physical and biological sciences, and mathematics. Students in the college can choose a major or minor from almost 60 undergraduate programs, design their own courses of study, or enroll in integrated bachelor’s/master’s degree programs. In addition, the college offers graduate programs in several fields where small size and special expertise allow it to make a distinctive contribution to advanced education and research.

The college is organized into 21 academic departments and several interdisciplinary programs and centers, including Childhood Studies, International Studies, Evolutionary Biology, History and Philosophy of Science, and Women’s Studies. Undergraduates as well as graduate students are encouraged to conduct independent research, in their chosen fields or related ones, within the college, in other units of the university, or in nearby medical and cultural institutions. The academic experience can extend into the community in the form of service-learning projects as well as internships in research institutions, businesses, cultural institutions, and governmental agencies.

Two faculty members win 2018 undergraduate teaching and mentoring awards

Date posted: May 22nd, 2018

Congratulations to Lauren Calandruccio (Communications Sciences) and Robert Spadoni (English) for receiving this year’s Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Calandruccio was also awarded this year’s J. Bruce Jackson, MD, Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring.

Nobel Prize-winning scientists help celebrate Standard Model of particle physics at CWRU

Date posted: May 7th, 2018

This summer, a group of eminent scientists, including the greatest concentration of Nobel Prize winners to convene in Cleveland since the Michelson-Morley Symposium of 1987, will meet at Case Western Reserve University for the “Standard Model at 50” conference hosted by CWRU’s Department of Physics June 1–4, 2018.

Schubert Center for Child Studies celebrates 20th anniversary

Date posted: April 26th, 2018

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University, a day-long conference will be held on April 27th titled, Cleveland: A Community Committed to Our Children.

CWRU Social Justice Institute launches new social justice minor

Date posted: April 17th, 2018

The Social Justice Institute has recently launched a new minor in social justice, open to all undergraduate students.

The Cleveland Humanities Festival is in full swing

Date posted: March 27th, 2018

The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities sponsors a variety of events throughout the school year, and this March has been host to one of their biggest events yet.

Case Western Reserve University's new biological sciences research space, bio[box], debuted in early February.
Case Western Reserve University's new biological sciences research space, bio[box], debuted in early February.

bio[box] debuts as new campus research space

Date posted: February 16th, 2018

Meet bio[box]: a new space on campus aimed at providing cutting-edge research equipment and an experiment space focused on biology.



art/sci magazine: spring | summer 2018

The Spring | Summer 2018 issue of art/sci magazine celebrates the premiere of Imagined Odyssey, a choreographic work by Professor Gary Galbraith in which dancers interacted with imagery produced with Microsoft HoloLens. The issue also features a conversation with cognitive scientist Vera Tobin, a profile of astronomer Stacy McGaugh, and four undergraduate researchers who have turned a sociological lens on contemporary problems.

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