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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.

Clarke Hall
Clarke Hall

CWRU launches Academic English Proficiency (AEP) Program

Date posted: August 25th, 2017

The College of Arts and Sciences is excited to announce, Academic English Proficiency (AEP), a new program in partnership with the Center for International Affairs, a certificate program for graduate students who need to improve their English skills to qualify for admission to graduate programs at Case Western Reserve.

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.

Faculty Accomplishments
Faculty Accomplishments

Faculty Accomplishments

Date posted: May 11th, 2017

During the 2016-17 academic year, College of Arts and Sciences faculty members earned honors, won awards and released publications.

Students study military ethics
Students study military ethics

CWRU launches new MA in Military Ethics program

Date posted: March 24th, 2017

Case Western Reserve University welcomes applications to the newly launched Military Ethics program – the first graduate degree program of its kind.



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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