A student works on the Quantum Diamond Microscope from the Center for Quantum Leaps.

At the intersection.

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:

Unraveling Cosmic Mysteries: A WashU student delves into the early solar system using the cutting-edge Quantum Diamond Microscope from The Center for Quantum Leaps (CQL). Our interdisciplinary collaboration spans Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, pioneering breakthroughs that redefine our understanding of the cosmos. Join us on the frontier of quantum exploration. 

Students and faculty of WashU gather around a singing bowl meditation.

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:

Bold Collaborations: The Incubator for Transdisciplinary Futures team brought together campus and community members to explore modern and traditional mindfulness practices. ITF is a signature initiative of the Arts & Sciences strategic plan. 

Ballet students work under the guidance of Antonio Douthit-Boyd.

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 Performing Arts Department: Antonio Douthit-Boyd recently stepped into the role of ballet master to help build a new future for classical ballet with WashU’s dance students 

Washington University Students relaxing in hammocks on campus.

Find Your Community.

We foster exploration, growth, and resilience through diverse learning and experiential opportunities. Tell us what you're curious about, and we'll help you make your mark:

Finding Community in Every Swing: Amidst lush greenery, our campus fosters connections and friendships, offering students the perfect haven to unwind and forge lifelong bonds. Experience the warmth of WashU's vibrant community. 

Site of the new Arts & Sciences building.

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.
Aerial view of Brookings Hall on the Danforth Campus

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.

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

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Featured Podcast:

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.


'The poem in front of you'

Carl Phillips discusses his path to poetry, the importance of instilling trust in the classroom, and the significance of his recent Pulitzer Prize.