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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
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.

Student Spotlights Program

Date posted: January 20th, 2017

College of Arts and Sciences students are doing exceptional work inside and outside the classroom. In an effort to recognize outstanding students, the college recently launched a Student Spotlights gallery. …Read more.

Physicist Richard Garwin awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Date posted: December 14th, 2016

Dick Garwin (CIT ’47, HON ’16) was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.

Thomas J. Knab remembered for bridging divide between art and technology

Date posted: September 30th, 2016

Thomas J. Knab never looked for plaudits; instead, they found him: A Grammy Award-winning audio engineer, and the chief information officer in the College of Arts and Sciences, he earned an international reputation for his ear for music and his mind for technology.

Republican National Convention provides first-hand journalism experience

Date posted: July 25th, 2016

Seven CWRU English and political science students had a unique opportunity to cover the Republican National Convention as fully credentialed journalists.



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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