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.

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Finding hope in a finite future

Author and Case Western Reserve University religious studies professor Timothy Beal offers humanity a bit of advice amid what many see as an increasingly dire environmental outlook in his most recent book, When Time is Short: Finding Our Way in the Anthropocene.

5 things to know about Juneteenth with Joy Bostic

To learn more about Juneteenth, The Daily sat down with Joy R. Bostic, associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies and the founding director of the minor in African and African American Studies. Bostic has served as interim vice president for CWRU’s Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, and she’s authored several book chapters and scholarly articles on race, gender and religion.

Stefani Garcia

Second-Year Stefani Garcia receives scholarship and summer research opportunity

Stefani Garcia is a second-year Emerging Scholar Student and IMPACT Fellow majoring in communication sciences with a minor in Spanish, studying to be a bilingual speech pathologist.


5 things you need to know about Ramadan

Ramadan is the Muslim holy month, and even amid a pandemic, most of the world’s 1.9 billion Muslims will observe it in some form. Which means there’s a good chance a friend of yours, a classmate, a student, a faculty member or a coworker will be celebrating, fasting, and doing all sorts of other activities that are unique to the holy month. Ramez Islambouli, full-time lecturer of Arabic in the Department of Religious Studies, provides 5 things to know about Ramadan.


The latest issue of art/sci magazine celebrates the completion of the Maltz Performing Arts Center and highlights the inaugural production in its Roe Green Theatre. Elsewhere in the magazine, you will meet outstanding chemistry alumnus F. George Njoroge (GRS ’83, ’85) and bioengineer Angela Dixon, the newest member of the biology faculty. The issue also pays tribute to two beloved professors the college lost in 2021: Wojbor Woyczyński and Jim Sheeler.

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