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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.


Thomas J. Knab remembered for bridging divide between art and technology

Date posted: September 30th, 2016

Thomas J. Knab never looked for plaudits; instead, they found him: A Grammy Award-winning audio engineer, and the chief information officer in the College of Arts and Sciences, he earned an international reputation for h


Republican National Convention provides first-hand journalism experience

Date posted: July 25th, 2016

Seven CWRU English and political science students had a unique opportunity to cover the Republican National Convention as fully credentialed journalists.

ArtSci Update Banner Spring2
ArtSci Update Banner Spring2

College Update: Republican National Convention – Campus Operations

Date posted: July 13th, 2016

As the university prepares for reduced operations during the Republican National Convention to be held in Cleveland July 18–21, College of Arts and Sciences Dean Cyrus Taylor provides an update for college faculty and staff.


$1 million gift to the Center for Popular Music Studies

Date posted: June 6th, 2016

James “Great Neck” Richman, Elissa Richman and the Richman Family Foundation of the Jewish Communal Fund have committed $1 million to the Center for Popular Music Studies.

Case Western Reserve University DUP and Diekhoff awards
Case Western Reserve University DUP and Diekhoff awards

Faculty Accomplishments

Date posted: May 3rd, 2016

This spring, College of Arts and Sciences faculty members earned honors, won awards and released publications.

CWRU Farm News Photo
CWRU Farm News Photo

Farm history documented in Wade Family archive

Date posted: March 14th, 2016

The early 20th-century history of Valley Ridge Farm, a property donated to Case Western Reserve by the descendants of Jeptha Homer Wade II in 1977, will be documented in an online archive created by the Cleveland History Center of the Western Reserve Historical Society. Read more.


art/sci magazine: spring|summer 2016


Read the spring/summer 2016 issue of art/sci magazine, which traces Robert Brown’s varied career as a research physicist, teacher and medical imaging entrepreneur. This issue also highlights faculty members in chemistry and communication sciences, as well as the contributions of undergraduate Civic Engagement Scholars to the Greater Cleveland community. 

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