College of Arts & Sciences

College of Arts & Sciences

Adapting the AU Forward Fall Plan

Operations Update: Fall 2020 Classes to Be Held Online

In response to changing COVID-19 health and safety conditions and guidance, fall courses will be held primarily online. Find more information on the COVID-19 Resources Page.

Learning Support Services offers Faculty Teaching and Student Learning resources.

News & Events

Michael Robinson introduces the Calculus II course

Meet Our Faculty as We Go Online

AU College faculty have designed an innovative lineup of online courses for the fall. We hope to “see” you soon!

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Max Paul Friedman

Announcement ·

Message From the College Dean About Fall 2020 Moving Fully Online

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Antiracism Center

Announcement ·

Antiracism Center to Host “Empowering Educators: A Convening on Racial Equity in Education”

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AU Hall of Science

Science ·

Hall of Science Set to Open, Marking New Era for Science at AU

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CAS Achievements

  • Alexander Zestos (chemistry) received $50,000 when he won the Pittcon Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP) Starter Grant Award. July 2020

  • Molly Dondero (sociology) recieved $29,750, from the Russell Sage Foundation, for her project entitled: "Immigrant Integration and Institutional Attachments in an Era of Enforcement." June 2020

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Allan Lichtman

Government & Politics ·

How Did the Keys Turn?

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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.