Find Your Community.

We’re motivated by a desire to discover solutions to big problems. Tell us what you’re curious about, and we’ll help you make your mark:

From African and African-American Studies: Students in the course 'Black Geographies' observe sites chronicling environmental injustice along the Mississippi.

Expand Your World.

We apply critical and creative thinking beyond the task at hand, testing new approaches to challenges facing our world. Tell us what you’re curious about, and we’ll help you make your mark:

From East Asian Languages and Cultures: Intricate carvings on a Qing-era bed illustrate how social and economic mores were reflected in everyday life.

Take a Closer Look.

ARTS & SCIENCES brings together people who value discovery, engagement, and action. Tell us what you're curious about, and we'll help you make your mark:

From Physics: Researchers in the Center for Quantum Leaps are leveraging quantum mechanics and advanced technologies to understand intricacies of the universe.


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A Transformative Decade: Convergence, Creativity, Community

We are finding new ways to tell our story and create a lasting impact on the world. Welcome to the decade of Arts & Sciences.
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Explore the College of Arts & Sciences

We know that breakthroughs—scientific or creative, academic or personal—happen when ideas collide. At the intersection of it all is the College of Arts & Sciences—a school with no limits on what you can study, learn, and achieve.

Student Spotlight: Community Engagement

Three recent Arts & Sciences graduates share their experiences with community-engaged courses at Washington University. The courses took students outside of the classroom to work directly on local environmental advocacy, women's health issues, and more.


For the Arts & Sciences Community

The university is tracking developments with COVID-19 and remains fully committed to the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff.

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Stories Of Incredible People, Research, Learning, and Leadership Happening In Arts & Sciences

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Climate literacy

In the first episode of “It’s Getting Hot in Here,” a podcast created by the Washington University Climate Change Program, student hosts Lara Briggs, Sejal Rajamani, and Julian McCall are joined by Cassie Power and Amanda Albert to discuss climate literacy.

Faculty Bookshelf

Faculty Bookshelf

Browse titles from Arts & Sciences faculty. Thoughtful. Diverse. Well researched. These books might just make it to your shelf, nightstand, or coffee table.


Comparative Politics Annual Conference celebrates 10 years at WashU

The small conference is having a big impact on the Department of Political Science. This annual event brings together students and nationally known scholars for a day of in-depth discussions and networking.

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Phillips wins Pulitzer Prize in Poetry

Carl Phillips, a professor of English in Arts & Sciences, has won the 2023 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Phillips received the honor for his latest collection, “Then The War: And Selected Poems, 2007-2020.” The prizes were announced May 8.