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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

M. Lisa Manning, associate professor of physics, honored International Day of Women and Girls in Science (Feb. 11) with a commentary in U.S. News & World Report.

Purple Heart recipient Chloe Milliken ’19 is drawing on her background in the military and the liberal arts to become an FBI special agent.

Prince’s longtime saxophonist, who now tours with CeeLo Green and owns his own coffee line, will headline a performance, master class and panel discussion.

Syracuse Symposium Keynote Speaker Adela C. Licona will discuss, lead workshop on "borderlands activism" Feb. 21-22

Rolling Stone contributor Anthony DeCurtis and Syracuse professor David Yaffe will discuss their respective books on Lou Reed ’64 and Joni Mitchell, as well as the state of rock journalism.

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Upcoming Events

Feb
25
12:00 PM

Prince's Marcus Anderson: Artist and Entrepreneur

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library

Marcus Anderson (Saxophonist, Central New York Jazz Arts Foundation)Tanisha Jackson (Community Folk Art Center)...

Feb
26
7:00 PM

Stories We are Told, Stories We Tell: Explorations in Ethnographic Methods

Strasser Legacy Room, 220 Eggers

Kirin Narayan (Australian National University)Joyce Flueckiger (Emory University)Corrine Dempsey (Nazareth College)Priti Ramamurthy (University of Washington)...

Feb
27
9:30 AM

Using Story Circles for Curricular Development in the Age of Global Capitalism

304 Tolley Humanities Building

Deborah Mutnick (Long Island University - Brooklyn)...

Feb
27
2:15 PM

Rethinking Pathways to Freedom in an Era of Economic Austerity

Kilian Room, 500 Hall of Languages

Deborah Mutnick (Long Island University - Brooklyn)...

Noteworthy

Read our noteworthy page for more information about these and other accomplishments from the Arts and Sciences community.

Hydrologists Publish Paper in Environmental Science Journal (posted 02-21-2019)

Researchers utilize drone and infrared camera technology to assess creek-water temperatures.

Student to Co-Author Paper in Medical Journal (posted 02-20-2019)

Ph.D. student Dalton Stevens studies the process of medical death certification.

Professor Argues for Evolution Education Research (posted 02-20-2019)

Biologist Jason R. Wiles is the co-author of a paper in Nature Ecology and Evolution.

Professor Earns Early-Career Award (posted 02-20-2019)

Psychologist David Kellen uses mathematical models to understand cognitive processes.