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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.

Lessons for all in partnership between SAGES classroom and elementary school

Date posted: October 11th, 2019

In early October, 60 second-grade students from Noble Elementary School in Cleveland Heights visited students from Case Western Reserve University as part of a SAGES First Seminar course, Children’s Picture Book, led by Cara Byrne. …Read more.

Sandra Russ named interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Date posted: September 28th, 2019

Sandra “Sandy” Russ, Distinguished University Professor and the Louis D. Beaumont University Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences, succeeds Timothy Beal, the Florence Harkness Professor of Religion.

Jonathan Sadowsky's "Shelfie"
Jonathan Sadowsky's "Shelfie"

Faculty share their summer reading picks

Date posted: July 10th, 2019

Looking for some new books to read this summer? Check out what our faculty are reading this summer!

Meet students from the class of 2019

Date posted: May 17th, 2019

Congratulations to our newest graduates! The class of 2019 comprises outstanding College of Arts and Sciences students who have distinguished themselves in a variety of ways. 

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!


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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