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.

Case Men’s Glee Club performs at historic Washington, D.C., cathedral

The Case Men’s Glee Club made the most of their annual fall retreat in October when they visited Washington, D.C., to sightsee and perform at the historic Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown.

Three from the college win NSSR Best Practice Award

Biology’s Stephen Haynesworth, Emerging Scholars Coordinator Arthur Evenchik and former emerging scholars student Brittany Rabb (CWR ‘19, CWR ‘21) were awarded with the National Symposium for Student Retention (NSSR) Best Practice Award in San Diego last month.

Five CWRU grads recognized with 2022 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences recognizes alumni for their exceptional contributions to their fields and their dedication to others in their community. By honoring graduates of the college and its predecessor institutions, we reaffirm a legacy of excellence, and we encourage and inspire future alumni—students who look to the award recipients and see the value of an education in the arts and sciences. 

Grad student Rafique Illyas-Watson scores original music for two films

When historical musicology graduate student Rafique Illyas-Watson started learning how to write electronic music, he relied on his roots in hip hop. His techniques and an ear for music led producers from two local films to ask Watson to write and produce original music scores for their films, which were both featured at local film festivals.




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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