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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.


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.

World Map
World Map

Join our community of scholars

Date posted: January 27th, 2016

People come from all over the world to study here. Apply now for our master’s degree programs in chemistry, physics and science and technology entrepreneurship (STEP).

Violins of Hope
Violins of Hope

Violins of Hope Cleveland

Date posted: September 25th, 2015

The future home for Case Western Reserve’s performing arts programs is well on its way to becoming a reality. The renovation and restoration of Silver Hall, Phase I of the Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at the Temple – Tifereth Israel is complete.


Welcome, Class of 2019

Date posted: August 20th, 2015

The College of Arts and Sciences hosted a welcome reception for class of 2019 students on Tuesday. The students enjoyed popcorn and root beer floats while they got the chance to meet professors and learn more about the programs that are offered. …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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