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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.

Emerging Scholars Program recognizes top achievers

Date posted: February 13th, 2018

The college’s Emerging Scholars Program, which provides advising and academic support to CWRU students who graduated from Cleveland-area high schools, held an Academic Excellence Celebration on February 1.

Annual Meeting of the International Society for Military Ethics

Date posted: January 29th, 2018

The founding North American chapter of the International Society for Military Ethics (ISME) hosted its annual meeting at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio January 25-26, 2018.

Two students take notes in Professor Sarah Gridley's English class
Two students take notes in Professor Sarah Gridley's English class

Celebrating Students’ Research, Presentations and Writing

Date posted: January 17th, 2018

CWRU students had the opportunity to show off their research at two events this winter, Intersections: SOURCE Poster Sessions, and the Celebration of Student Writing and Research.

Winter on campus - A tree with red berries, covered in snow
Winter on campus - A tree with red berries, covered in snow

Tips for Easy Year-End Giving

Date posted: December 14th, 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, we invite you to make a year end, tax-deductible gift to the college in support of our students and faculty. Read here for tips on how to make your year-end gift.

Advance your education: earn a graduate degree

Date posted: December 5th, 2017

People come from all over the world to study at Case Western Reserve University. Advance your education by enrolling in one of 46 graduate programs offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.

New interactive exhibit at the Dittrick Museum

Date posted: December 4th, 2017

Dittrick Medical History Center unveils a new interactive 4-by-8-foot display of the museum collection.


art/sci magazine: spring | summer 2018

The Spring | Summer 2018 issue of art/sci magazine celebrates the premiere of Imagined Odyssey, a choreographic work by Professor Gary Galbraith in which dancers interacted with imagery produced with Microsoft HoloLens. The issue also features a conversation with cognitive scientist Vera Tobin, a profile of astronomer Stacy McGaugh, and four undergraduate researchers who have turned a sociological lens on contemporary problems.

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