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.

Meet Associate Dean Joy Bostic

Joy R. Bostic, associate dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies, started at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in 2007. Since her start at the university, Bostic has been involved in departments across campus, serving as a faculty member in both the Ethnic Studies and the Women’s and Gender Studies Programs and founding director of the African and African American Studies program; serving as Interim Vice President of the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity; and currently, acting as co-PI on the Humanities in Leadership Learning Series (HILLS) funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Pete Moore, Visiting Kuwait Chair at the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po

For the third time in his career, Peter Moore, M.A. Hanna Associate Professor of Politics, is teaching at a foreign university, currently, as the visiting professor at the Kuwait Program at Sciences Po in Paris, France. 

Recent graduate Kimberly Osbern, receives Fulbright Scholarship to study in Moldova.

After graduating in May 2021 with a double major in French and International Studies and minors in Russian and Spanish, Kimberly Osbern was awarded the very prestigious Fulbright scholarship. 

Jemila Edmond, PhD student in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, receives NSF grant

Jemila Edmond is working on a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) with her advisor James Van Orman for her research project titled, “The fate of banded iron formations in the deep mantle”.


The latest issue of art/sci magazine features a profile of Cassi Pittman Claytor, a sociologist whose work provides a nuanced portrayal of the Black middle class. The issue also honors the late mathematician Elizabeth Meckes, an extraordinary researcher, teacher and colleague; art historian Maggie Popkin, winner of a 2021 Rome Prize; and biologist Yolanda Fortenberry, recipient of a Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award.

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