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.
Meet our new associate dean of strategic initiatives, finance and administration.
In memoriam: Tim Shuckerow devoted his life to making and teaching about art. He directed the art studio and art education components of the department of art history and art for thirty-two years, prior to retiring in 2020.
As a biology major, Ethan Lin knows that it often boils down to considering his field’s most fundamental concept: cells. This summer, Lin is applying that approach by doing research where he hopes to gain insight into how cancers form.
The Case Western Reserve University community is mourning the loss of staff member and alumnus Amad Awadallah, who died on July 22. He was a valued member of the Caplan Lab, housed within the Skeletal Research Center in the College of Arts and Sciences.
The latest issue of art/sci magazine highlights the Expanding Horizons Initiative, Dean Joy K. Ward’s initiative focused on broadening opportunities for interdisciplinary research, creative collaboration and student mentoring. Elsewhere in the magazine, read about students who received 2022 Fulbright and Goldwater awards; faculty honored for research, teaching and mentoring; and alumni recognized for their achievements. This issue also pays tribute to art/sci’s founding editor, Arthur Evenchik, and explores diversity initiatives at the college with Joy Bostic, the Dittrick Medical History Center’s aims to chronicle the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Karamu House archives donated to the university and housed at Kelvin Smith Library.