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College of Arts and Sciences

The intellectual heart and soul of Syracuse University, the College of Arts and Sciences provides a highly personalized liberal arts experience, preparing students for a lifetime of success.


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Home to more than one-third of all Syracuse students, the College of Arts and Sciences houses nearly two dozen departments and three dozen interdisciplinary programs in the sciences, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences. The College of Arts and Sciences stands as the intellectual center of Syracuse University and is committed to internationally recognized research and innovative instruction with an emphasis on disciplinary rigor, creative interdisciplinarity, as well as ethical engagement with issues of social justice and global citizenship. We engage students in a research-driven, dynamic, innovative liberal arts experience to ensure academic achievement and lifelong success.

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We welcome, support, and challenge all students in the College of Arts and Sciences to realize their fullest intellectual and personal potential. While all students are capable, active agents of their own development, we are here to assist students in defining and creating their academic pursuits and extracurricular activities to maximize their undergraduate experience and pave the way for long-term career success.

Top News

When the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (LLL) bestowed the annual Gerlinde Ulm Sanford Award on Erma Martin in April, it marked the first time the coveted prize went to a non-academic. Which is just fine with Gail Bulman G’96, the award’s founder.

Each year Syracuse University honors the talents of outstanding faculty or students through a program made possible by a generous gift from Judith Greenberg Seinfeld ’56, a distinguished alumna of Syracuse University and member of the University’s Board of Trustees.

Meina Yates-Richard, assistant professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences, has received a Ford Foundation Fellowship for the 2018-19 academic year. The post-doctoral fellowship was awarded as part of a national competition to provide one year’s research support for early-career minority scholars.

Four-part series exploring nature, value of humanistic research at Syracuse

The University’s annual fiscal year-end fundraising campaign is underway. With a goal of 3,000 new donors by June 30, Make Your Mark enables you to celebrate—and pay forward—your Syracuse experience.

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23
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Syracuse Welcome 2018

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New Student Move-in Day 1 ...

Aug
27
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Classes Begin

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Convocation 2018

Grad cap reads It's Just The BeginningThe College of Arts and Sciences Convocations for Bachelor's and Master's Degree candidates is on May 12th. Check the Convocation Page for more information, and read a special invitation to the Bachelor's Convocation from Dean Ruhlandt and Dean Van Slyke.