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.

Graduation Spotlight: Ingrid Gillies

Ingrid Gillies took classes about political science and economics as an incoming student and developed a passion for the intersection of research and campaigns. Now she’s moving on to Washington, D.C. to start her career.

Graduation Spotlight: Brandon Ferraro

Brandon Ferraro came to CWRU with little background in what he wanted to do for a career. He’s now on his way to Standford University for a MS in Mechanical Engineering. To get tho this point, Ferraro found many ways to become involved in student life and to work for the good of the community.

Graduation Spotlight: Emalyn Delgado Rosario

Emalyn Delgado Rosario is a chemistry major who is determined to impact and (drive) change for future generations. “Chemistry is everywhere,” she said. “The opportunities are limitless with groundbreaking work continuously being done.”

From Lake to Lagoon: Exploring Sustainability in Cleveland & Venice

What a great way to start your Saturday morning! Attend “From Lake to Lagoon: Exploring Sustainability in Cleveland & Venice,” on May 6, at the #CWRU Samson Pavilion, 10 a.m.-noon. You can also attend this free public event virtually.

Join casual but crucial conversations on environmental impact while hearing virtually from the curatorial team and participating artists in Venice. 

Woman in lab coat using pipette with title Expanding Our Horizons

The latest issue of art/sci magazine highlights the Expanding Horizons Initiative, Dean Joy K. Ward’s initiative focused on broadening opportunities for interdisciplinary research, creative collaboration and student mentoring. Elsewhere in the magazine, read about students who received 2022 Fulbright and Goldwater awards; faculty honored for research, teaching and mentoring; and alumni recognized for their achievements. This issue also pays tribute to art/sci’s founding editor, Arthur Evenchik, and explores diversity initiatives at the college with Joy Bostic, the Dittrick Medical History Center’s aims to chronicle the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Karamu House archives donated to the university and housed at Kelvin Smith Library.

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