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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.

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.

Students showing off College of Arts and Sciences foam fingers and pennants.
Students showing off College of Arts and Sciences foam fingers and pennants.

2016-2017 Honor Roll of Donors Announced

Date posted: November 16th, 2017

The College of Arts and Sciences’ 2016-2017 Honor Roll of Donors is now online – find your name.

Alumni, students and families celebrate Homecoming 2017

Date posted: October 16th, 2017

CWRU Homecoming 2017 included a dynamic weekend of events including a State of the College update, jazz brunch and tailgate booth. At our all-class and dinner, we honored the college’s 2017 Alumni Award Winners.

Students attending an orientation event with the College of Arts and Sciences
Students attending an orientation event with the College of Arts and Sciences

Welcome, Class of 2021!

Date posted: September 1st, 2017

Students of the class of 2021 have started college in full swing. Joining clubs, practicing sports, attending auditions, and navigating classes has helped students acclimate to the campus and college life.

Academic English Proficiency Program helps international students

Date posted: August 25th, 2017

The Academic English Proficiency Program is a new program for international students looking to improve their English skills to qualify for admission to graduate programs at Case Western Reserve University.

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.


art|sci magazine: fall | winter 2017

The Fall | Winter 2017 issue of art/sci magazine highlights geologist Beverly Saylor, whose research is contributing to discoveries about early human ancestors; Adelbert College alumni Joseph Babin and Mike Belkin; studies of speech perception by hearing scientist Lauren Calandruccio; Goldwater Scholarship winner Ben Kuznets-Speck; and awards conferred on three humanities scholars: Ross W. Duffin, Ted Steinberg and Henry Adams.

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