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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

More than 60 high school students converged on campus for the first annual Green Chemistry Think Tank, where they gained hands-on experience with Earth-friendly alternatives to hazardous substances.

Researchers in the Forensic & National Security Sciences Institute are revolutionizing digital forensics with a machine that teases out complex DNA patterns undetectable to human analysts.

A new paper by Tej Bhatia, professor of linguistics and Hindi, asserts that foreign accents are a powerful, yet invisible source of discrimination.

James W. Watts, professor of religion, is spearheading a collaboration with Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany), exploring the rich interplay of sacred spaces, religious texts and social change.

Professor Romita Ray recently traveled to London to work on her forthcoming book about the visual histories of Indian tea. India is the world’s second-largest producer of tea, which transcends castes, cultures and customs.

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Upcoming Events

4:00 PM

Michael Hecht, Ph.D., Princeton University

Center for Science and Technology (CST), Room 1-019

Hosted by Dr. Korendovych...

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Steven Mojzsis

Heroy 113


4:00 PM

The Kameshwar C. Wali Lecture in the Sciences and Humanities: US Nuclear Weapons Policy: 'Time for the Concerned Public to Intervene Again' by Dr. Frank von Hippel


The last massive intervention by the concerned public in U.S. nuclear weapons policy was by the grassroots Nuclear Weapons Freeze Movement and its European counterpart in the early 1980s. One result w...

4:00 PM

Colloquia - J.C. Beall


Colloquia are typically held on Friday afternoons, and are followed by a reception in HL 538....

Announcements and Deadlines

Reading Day Dec 8, 2018

Reading Day Dec 9, 2018

Final Exams Dec 10, 2018

Meet our Students

Student smilingMeet our students! Gillian Pelkonen `20, has created two web series that highlight the academic experience and the daily experience offered by the College of Arts and Sciences and Maxwell School. Watch the videos!