The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) touches the lives of all SIUE students through general education and other essential courses. CAS combines foundational education with varied and highly specialized course work and offers 44 degree programs within the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences. At the core of CAS are dedicated faculty and staff who strive for excellence in research, creative activities and instruction. The College of Arts and Sciences online companion is an extension of the articles you already have enjoyed in the printed dean's report. These extended versions will give you a closer look at the vibrant academic life at SIUE.