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.

Graduate Council of Arts & Sciences awards five GSSCE grants

The Graduate Council of Arts & Sciences (GCAS) has awarded five graduate students from the college with the inaugural Graduate Student Scholarship and Creative Endeavors (GSSCE) grant of $1,000 each.


Welcoming Kelly Fried to the dean’s office

Some say “you can’t go home again,” but whoever believes that should look across our campus to see the many contributions being made by faculty and staff every day who are alumni of the university. Kelly Fried is the newest alumna joining the dean’s office in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Music’s Koops and Kruse present at national music education biennial

Faculty members Lisa Huisman Koops and Nate Kruse, along with graduate students Jessica Steuver and Dennis Giotta, alumna Kelsey Kordella Giotta (CWR ‘20) and Julie Ballantyne from The University of Queensland, Australia, presented four research sessions and one poster session at the National Association for Music Education Biennial (NAfME) conference in November. 

Sociology students present their research on diversity, equity and social justice

Eight sociology students participating in capstone projects took to the podium on Dec. 12 at Mather Memorial to present research on a range of topics covering diversity, equity and social justice.


The latest issue of art/sci magazine celebrates the completion of the Maltz Performing Arts Center and highlights the inaugural production in its Roe Green Theatre. Elsewhere in the magazine, you will meet outstanding chemistry alumnus F. George Njoroge (GRS ’83, ’85) and bioengineer Angela Dixon, the newest member of the biology faculty. The issue also pays tribute to two beloved professors the college lost in 2021: Wojbor Woyczyński and Jim Sheeler.

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