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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.

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.

Warner and Swasey 9.5" refractor
Warner and Swasey 9.5" refractor

Eyes to the Sky

Date posted: June 19th, 2017

Perched atop the roof of the AW Smith building on CWRU’s quad, the 9.5″ Warner and Swasey refractor has been a mainstay of the Department of Astronomy for many years.

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.


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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