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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.

Imagined Odyssey returns

Date posted: October 15th, 2018

The Department of Dance will present Mosaics this November at Mather Dance Center. Featured on the program will be the return of Gary Galbraith’s visually stunning dance, Imagined Odyssey, which was created last year in collaboration with Interactive Commons.

Davee Foundation establishes a $1 million scholarship fund for CWRU Department of History students

Date posted: October 2nd, 2018

The Davee Foundation, the philanthropic organization the late Adeline Barry Davee (FSM ’31) created with her late husband, Ken Davee, has established a $1 million scholarship fund for Department of History students.

English professor Thrity Umrigar named Distinguished University Professor

Date posted: August 30th, 2018

English professor Thrity Umrigar has been named a Distinguished University Professor. Umrigar is the English department’s first Distinguished University Professor since the honor was created in 2010.

Thank you for your support!

Date posted: July 24th, 2018

The College of Arts and Sciences continues to build momentum, thanks to our dedicated alumni, friends, students, faculty and staff. We broke fundraising records and celebrated a year of achievements!

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.


art/sci magazine: Fall | Winter 2018

The Fall | Winter 2018 issue of art/sci magazine tells the stories of three recent alumni whose undergraduate research created a foundation for their subsequent work in science, medicine and applied mathematics. The issue also features a conversation with religious studies scholar Justine Howe, a profile of physicist Philip Taylor and a celebration of the Schubert Center for Child Studies’ 20th anniversary.

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