College of Arts and Sciences

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Welcome!Daryll DeWald

From the cellular view in zoology to the worldwide lens of art history, the College of Arts and Sciences encompasses a wide array of educational, creative, scholarly, and research enterprises.

We are the academic heart of the University, serving students across the institution and advancing understanding in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Through core academic classes as well as our diverse degree programs, our undergraduate students improve their critical thinking skills, participate in hands-on learning experiences, and develop life skills that will help them achieve success both in their careers and in their communities.

Our graduate students are part of the next generation of innovators in education, business, research, and government. Rigorous and intensive training enhances their disciplinary expertise and prepares them to take on leadership roles across the state and around the world.

The faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences are expert practitioners who have a passion for excellence and education. The depth of their scholarly and educational activities is astonishing: professional society fellows, international cultural experts, presidential appointees, cutting-edge scientists, Fulbright scholars, award-winning authors—the list goes on and on. They are the reason WSU students receive high-quality instruction and mentoring.

Our staff in the College of Arts and Sciences is exceptional as well. Their dedication to our students is matched only by their dedication to facilitating the smooth operation of the more than 40 units across three campuses.

The breadth of our endeavors reflects our origins: the College of Arts and Sciences was formed on July 1, 2012, by bringing together the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Sciences. The 2012–2013 academic year has been one of dynamic transition for faculty, staff, and students as we fulfill our new role at WSU.

I invite you to explore the college website: visit our academic units, learn more about the scholarly activities and research underway across the campus, discover the many ways to get involved. Better yet, come to Pullman for a campus visit, and we'll show you the world-class opportunities available in this "paradise called the Palouse."

Daryll B. DeWald

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

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CAS by the numbers

The College of Arts and Sciences is composed of many smaller units:

  • Four schools
  • 12 departments
  • Five programs
  • 16 centers, institutes, or museums

We offer 30 undergraduate majors (with more than 70 specialization options) and 45 graduate degrees.

Interdisciplinary degrees and honors classes are available for students who wish to expand their educational experience.

For in-depth information about our programs in Pullman, including faculty research, scholarly work, and teaching interests, please visit the individual unit websites.

Additional arts and sciences resources can be found at WSU Vancouver and WSU Tri-Cities.

College of Arts and Sciences | PO Box 642630, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-2630 | 509-335-4581 | Contact Us