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 StudiesInternational StudiesEvolutionary BiologyHistory 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.

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Homecoming 2020 Recap

Thank you to all alumni, students, families, faculty and staff who attended some or all of Homecoming 2020. The university hosted 84 virtual alumni events with over 1,433 registered to attend. If you missed Pride of the College or the Student Experience Panel, you can watch the videos on the College’s youtube channel.

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IMPACT Program Provides Mentorship to Underrepresented COSI/CSD Students

Lauren Calandruccio, associate professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, recently received a grant from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to create the Innovative Mentoring and Professional Advancement through Cultural Training (IMPACT) program.  IMPACT is a one-year program, initiated in 2020, that provides formal mentoring to undergraduates in communication sciences from underrepresented backgrounds.

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Students Help Bring Sculpture Tour into View

Fourth-year College of Arts and Sciences students Emma Risley and Aleska Sorgatz spent the summer working for the Sculpture Center on catalogs of virtual sculpture tours of Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus.

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Students Receive Barry Goldwater Scholarships

Three students from Case Western Reserve University, including two from the College of Arts and Sciences, have received the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship, joining an elite community of scholars who have been honored for their potential in research.


The latest issue of art/sci magazine features Blanton S. Tolbert, professor in the Department of Chemistry, who has gained prominence investigating HIV at the molecular level. The issue also highlights 2019 Guggenheim Fellow Michael Clune, the Samuel B. and Virginia C. Knight Professor of Humanities in the Department of English; Gates Cambridge Scholar Megan Masterson (CWR ’19); and the work of the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities in providing guidance and a sense of community to undergraduates.

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