Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. College of Arts and Sciences’ courses are a part of every student’s foundation at the University, and many students continue with specialized majors in the arts, humanities, natural and physical sciences, or social sciences in the College. A solid education in the liberal arts and sciences helps students acquire effective skills in communication and critical thinking, along with abilities to integrate and apply knowledge, solve problems and engage in continuous growth and learning. These foundational characteristics are critical in today’s job markets.
If you are considering a major in the College of Arts and Sciences, you will have a tremendous range of options. We offer undergraduate degrees in Anthropology, Applied Communications, Art and Design, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, English, Environmental Sciences, Foreign Languages, Geography, Historical Studies, Mass Communications, Mathematics and Statistics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Social Work, Sociology and Criminal Justice, Theater and Dance, and many more. Most of our departments also have strong graduate programs.
This broad-reaching curriculum is delivered by an award-winning faculty who are deeply committed to student growth and development. Actively engaged in research and creative activities, our nationally recognized faculty devote the majority of their time to the classroom. As a consequence, students in the College of Arts and Sciences, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, benefit by learning the latest information in the classroom and by having unique opportunities to work closely with faculty mentors on research projects, many of which result in our students making scholarly presentations and/or publishing their work even as undergraduates.
Please take a moment to explore our website to discover the exciting opportunities available to you and to view the accomplishments of those who make their academic homes in this College. Many of our more recent achievements can be discovered through the This Week In CAS link. Click on the list of academic degrees and programs to view our specific offerings or visit the websites of each academic department.
Stephen Hansen, Ph.D.
Fall Meeting - 15th August 2014
Fall Meeting - 17th August 2012
Fall Meeting - 19th August 2011Video of Provost's and Dean's addresses