College of Arts & Sciences

College of Arts & Sciences

We found treasures for the collections you would never imagine.

Alum Lonnie Bunch is founding director of the Smithsonian's new Museum of African American History and Culture: "I would not be in this position if it wasn’t for AU. I was very fortunate to work with people like Alan Kraut, people who both challenged and nurtured me. And what AU did for me was help bring a sense of order and structure to somebody who just loved history and didn’t really know what you could do with it and how to use it."

We can show the world that science can be fun.

Peixotto made international headlines when she helped excavate the fossils of a new species of human relative named Homo naledi from a cave in South Africa. She credits her work at AU for preparing her for this great accomplishment: “I received really excellent training in field methods from Professors Dan Sayers and Richard Dent, so I felt confident I had a good background to be working in this kind of environment.”

Why the College of Arts & Sciences?

Students and alumni discuss distinctive features of the College, why they chose their particular degrees, and program opportunities they pursued.

CAS by the Numbers

CAS Graduates 93 percent Working, Grad School, Or Both

CAS Undergraduates 82 percent Participated in an Internship

News & Events

A painting by Julie Wolfe.

Arts ·

Spring Arts Season Kicks Off at AU

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CAS professor Colin Saldanha is chair of the Biology Department and a member of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience.

Research ·

AU 2030: Colin Saldanha

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Group of students from AU Class of 2020 on Quad

CAS in the News

  • David Keplinger (literature) received a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in the area of Literary Translation, his Keplinger's second NEA fellowship.

  • Terry Davidson (psychology) won a four-year $1,265,000 National Institutes of Health (NIH) award for the project "Signals to Feed: Biological and Associative Mechanisms."

  • Please see more student, alumni, staff, and faculty achievements.

THE DIVERSITY BLUES: Reframing the Diversity Agenda at HWCUs


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Six Months after graduation,

% of Graduates are now Working, Grad School, or Both

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Results of Graduation Census as of six months after graduation for May graduates from 2013—2015.