College of Arts & Sciences

College of Arts & Sciences

Spring 2021 Plan Released

Operations Update: Spring 2021 will feature select opportunities for in-person classes. Read the Spring 2021 announcement.

Find updates and info at AU COVID-19 Resources Page.

Learning Support Services offers Faculty Teaching and Student Learning resources.

News & Events

AU students outdoors with Professor Stephen MacAvoy.

Getting Creative: Teaching at AU in a Pandemic

Faculty members find imaginative ways to keep students engaged

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President-Elect Joe Biden

What Will the World Look Like in a Biden-Harris Administration?

College of Arts and Sciences faculty weigh in

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AU Chamber Singers use JackTrip with Zoom to sing synchronously.

Chamber Singers Performance a Technological and Artistic Triumph

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Catalyst Magazine 2020

2020 Student STEM Magazine Now Online

Catalyst features latest STEM news and projects by AU students

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CAS Achievements

  • Joanne Allen (art history) gave her professional opinion in The Lily about the controversy a nude statue of Mary Wollstonecraft is causing, including critics taping a T-shirt and masks to the statue. November 2020

  • Stefano Costanzi (chemistry) will speak at a webinar called “The Resurgent Chemical Weapons Threat: Current Challenges to the Chemical Weapons Convention.” The event is free and open to the public. Registration required. November 2020

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Students on the rocks at Great Falls

Environmental Science and Geology Classes Move Outdoors

Students see region’s geology in local hikes.

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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.