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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.

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.

Chemical solution to shrinking data storage
Chemical solution to shrinking data storage

CWRU researchers find a chemical solution to shrink digital data storage

Date posted: June 22nd, 2017

From supercomputers to smartphones, the amount of data people generate and collect continues to grow exponentially, and the need to store all that information grows with it.


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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