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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.

Explore 50+ graduate programs

Date posted: March 5th, 2019

Further your education and career with a Master’s degree from Case Western Reserve University. With more than 50 graduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences to choose from, there’s something for everyone.

Celebrating student achievements

Date posted: February 12th, 2019

CWRU students had the opportunity to show off their research at the Intersections: SOURCE Poster Sessions this winter. We are proud to announce the winners who represented the college!

Interim Dean Timothy Beal takes helm in the College of Arts and Sciences

Date posted: January 2nd, 2019

Timothy Beal, the Florence Harkness Professor of Religion, was named interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences after longtime leader Cyrus Taylor stepped down December 31.

Imagined Odyssey returns

Date posted: October 15th, 2018

The Department of Dance will present Mosaics this November at Mather Dance Center. Featured on the program will be the return of Gary Galbraith’s visually stunning dance, Imagined Odyssey, which was created last year in collaboration with Interactive Commons.

Davee Foundation establishes a $1 million scholarship fund for CWRU Department of History students

Date posted: October 2nd, 2018

The Davee Foundation, the philanthropic organization the late Adeline Barry Davee (FSM ’31) created with her late husband, Ken Davee, has established a $1 million scholarship fund for Department of History students.

English professor Thrity Umrigar named Distinguished University Professor

Date posted: August 30th, 2018

English professor Thrity Umrigar has been named a Distinguished University Professor. Umrigar is the English department’s first Distinguished University Professor since the honor was created in 2010.

Highlights

art/sci magazine: Spring | Summer 2019

The Spring | Summer 2019 issue of art/sci magazine celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Joint Music Program, a collaboration between Case Western Reserve and the Cleveland Institute of Music. The issue also highlights the college’s Emerging Scholars Program, psychologist James Overholser and an undergraduate project that brought sexual health and hygiene education to teenage girls in Sierra Leone.

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