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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.

Alumni, students and families celebrate Homecoming 2017

Date posted: October 16th, 2017

CWRU Homecoming 2017 included a dynamic weekend of events including a State of the College update, jazz brunch and tailgate booth. At our all-class and dinner, we honored the college’s 2017 Alumni Award Winners.

Students attending an orientation event with the College of Arts and Sciences
Students attending an orientation event with the College of Arts and Sciences

Welcome, Class of 2021!

Date posted: September 1st, 2017

Students of the class of 2021 have started college in full swing. Joining clubs, practicing sports, attending auditions, and navigating classes has helped students acclimate to the campus and college life.

Academic English Proficiency Program helps international students

Date posted: August 25th, 2017

The Academic English Proficiency Program is a new program for international students looking to improve their English skills to qualify for admission to graduate programs at Case Western Reserve University.

CWRU launches new pre-med certificate program

Date posted: July 10th, 2017

CWRU has launched PRIME (the Post-baccalaureate Readiness Instruction for bioMedical Education Program), a new program for pre-med students looking to bolster their candidacy for medical school.

Chemical solution to shrinking data storage
Chemical solution to shrinking data storage

CWRU researchers find a chemical solution to shrink digital data storage

Date posted: June 22nd, 2017

From supercomputers to smartphones, the amount of data people generate and collect continues to grow exponentially, and the need to store all that information grows with it.

Warner and Swasey 9.5" refractor
Warner and Swasey 9.5" refractor

Eyes to the Sky

Date posted: June 19th, 2017

Perched atop the roof of the AW Smith building on CWRU’s quad, the 9.5″ Warner and Swasey refractor has been a mainstay of the Department of Astronomy for many years.



art/sci magazine: spring|summer 2017

 The Spring/Summer 2017 issue of art/sci magazine highlights the recently enhanced partnership between the college’s art history department and the Cleveland Museum of Art; breakthroughs in photochemistry by Carlos Crespo-Hernández; historian Jonathan Sadowsky’s exploration of a medical controversy; and ideas to promote dancer wellness by recent graduate Christina Coppel.  

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