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.

Humanities in Leadership Learning Series appoints postdoctoral and faculty fellows

The Humanities in Leadership Learning Series (HILLS) has recently appointed three postdoctoral fellows. Each postdoctoral fellows are required to teach one course during their residency at CWRU in their respective departments. 

Photo Gallery: Department of Music’s “In Sync”

Take a look inside the preparation and performance of the Department of Music’s In Sync. You’ll see behind the scene moments of dancers and producers as well as shots from the weeks prior to opening night.

Lauren Calandruccio’s IMPACT Program receives additional funding

Lauren Calandruccio’s IMPACT has gained traction, attention and now additional funding. Learn more about the program and its recent success.

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. Learn more about her experience and time at CWRU.


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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