College of Arts & Sciences

College of Arts & Sciences


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Miranda Dotson

Academic All-Star Miranda Dotson

Anthropology major heading to Northeastern for PhD in Sociology

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Jack Johnson fighting Tommy Burns

Jack Johnson, the Fight of the Century, and Race in America

Professor Theresa Runstedtler weighs in on the intersection of sports and race

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Laura Rice, Ralvell Rogers, and Emma Vetter

Meet 10 Star Grad Student #Changemakers

AU graduate students already making their mark on the world

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The Hall of Science at AU

Inside AU's New Hall of Science

Explore the state-of-the-art facility supporting the cutting-edge research conducted by our STEM faculty/students

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CAS Achievements

  • Melissa Scholes Young (literature) wrote an article called "Thank You, Rush Limbaugh, For My Feminism" that was published in Ms. Magazine. February 2021

  • Daniel Kerr (history) received an award of $100,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation for his project called "Food Security in DC during COVID-19" with the purpose of supporting the activities of the Humanities Truck during the coronavirus pandemic. January 2021

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1-in-3 College Students Faces Food Insecurity

AU Health Studies Chair Stacey Snelling writes for The Conversation about this pressing problem.

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AU College: The Faculty Experts’ Corner

Faculty scholars from American University’s College of Arts and Sciences share their research and expertise on the pressing issues of the day, including the many aspects of COVID-19 and their far-reaching consequences.

Growing Passion, Reducing Impact

Being able to be part of this is just an incredible feeling.

AU becoming carbon neutral instills me with such a feeling of pride. I've worked on so many different aspects of sustainability-social media promotion, sustainability-themed trivia night, and the Waste Race, a competition between residence halls to divert trash away from landfill and into compost and recycling-so reaching this milestone still gives me goosebumps.

Learn more about ways to get involved with Sustainability at AU.

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.