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A Place of Discovery, Creativity, and Imagination


The College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University prepares students for the global workplace and for further study in post-baccalaureate and professional programs by providing a contemporary liberal arts curriculum emphasizing interdisciplinary learning, research, service, and enterprise.


Rigorous programs of study across our three academic divisions—the sciences and mathematics, the humanities, and the social sciences—provide students with critical skills that help them launch successful careers in a vast array of fields. Examples include the pharmaceutical, energy, and biotechnology industries; education, health care, and law; communications and information technology; government and public service; and finance and banking.


Mentored by nationally and internationally renowned scholars, writers, and scientists, graduate students are immersed in an environment of academic rigor, research, and creativity where they develop the tools and skills needed to effect change and generate new knowledge and ideas in their chosen fields.


Our faculty and students engage in interdisciplinary research and scholarship both across The College's departments; through collaborations with national and international colleges and universities; and through SU’s signature research centers and institutes, including the Humanities Center, the Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute, the Biomaterials Institute, and the Moynihan Institute for Global Affairs.


Emerging areas of interdisciplinary excellence within The College include the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology, biomedicine, neuroscience, humanities in the digital age, and climate change and sustainability.The College’s three academic divisions offer more than 50 majors, 40 minors, and 30 master’s and Ph.D. programs. The College also offers a number of selected studies, independent study, dual and combined degree programs, and Integrated Learning Majors as well as interdisciplinary degree options with SU’s professional schools and colleges at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Read about the History of the College