Congratulations, Graduates!

Congratulations, graduates! Visit the website to see the 2021 Arts & Sciences Virtual Recognition Ceremony.

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Find your community.

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 campus: Students walk on campus in the spring. 

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Expand your world.

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 Chemistry and Physics: Researchers are working to understand how large neutron stars grow and which elements are synthesized in neutron star mergers.

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Take a closer look.

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 American Culture Studies: Lerone A. Martin and collaborators have received a $1 million grant to advance public understanding of the history, politics, and cultures of African American religions. 


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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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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.


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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Arts & Sciences is embarking on a comprehensive strategic planning effort alongside the university's planning process.

Visit our strategic planning website

Arts & Sciences has launched a large-scale hiring initiative aimed at bolstering capabilities in data analytics and digital technologies.

Learn more about the Digital Transformation Initiative

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

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Featured Podcast:

Plutynski wins Lakatos Award for book about the philosophical questions surrounding cancer

Anya Plutynski, associate professor of philosophy, has won the 2021 Lakatos Award for her 2018 book Explaining Cancer: Finding Order in Disorder.

In this episode of Hold That Thought, a podcast produced by Arts & Sciences, Anya Plutynski shares her story of being diagnosed with breast cancer, her opinions on ongoing debates over breast cancer screening, and ideas from her book Explaining Cancer: Finding Order in Disorder. 

Brown named vice dean of faculty affairs

In this new role, Brown will be a key partner for academic units as they navigate matters such as recruiting and retaining excellent faculty.