College of Arts and Sciences
Think freely. Act ethically. Live decisively.
The global A&S | Maxwell family of students, faculty and alumni are natural leaders. Proudly intellectual yet warmly empathetic, they are successful in fields from creative writing to medicine to art history to policy. 2021 marks the 150th anniversary of the College of Arts and Sciences, so celebrate with us by exploring our anniversary site and discover the many ways the A&S family is making world healthier, more hopeful and more human.
Congratulations, graduating students!
Class of 2021, we are so proud of you. You’ve persevered through the most unsettling of years, and are now about to embark on the next stage of your life. We are excited to celebrate your achievements with a special virtual Convocation (including a short video from your professors) and in-person Commencement activities May 22-23. Click for more details.
Current A&S News
Through poetry, biology major Nidaa Aljabbarin ’22 shares her personal journey as a Syrian refugee.
Dr. Gezzer Ortega ’03 will deliver remarks at the 2021 A&S | Maxwell undergraduate convocation.
A&S professors George M. Langford and Virginia Burrus have been elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
Congratulations to A&S | Maxwell rising seniors Morgan Storino and Ava Breitbeck, who have been selected as the Class of 2022 Senior Class Marshals.
Own your path forward.
A&S | Maxwell students have diverse social and academic interests. The one thing they have in common? A drive to stand out and make a difference—big or small—in their part of the world. If that sounds like you, then come join us!
Unique career and academic advising.
Need a little guidance on classes, immersions, majors or careers? Academic and Career Advising is here to help. Our advisors collaboratively guide and empower students within an inclusive environment to realize their potential and discover their purpose.
A&S By The Numbers
in the natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences
outstanding faculty members
designation recognizing "very high research activity"
years of making the world healthier, hopeful, and more human
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