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:

From Biology: The Plant Disease team at Tyson Research Center uses their Robotany automated imaging apparatus to collect high-spatial-resolution data on plants, including damage by pathogens and herbivores. 


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 Anthropology: Ugyan Drodulling in the Buddhist community of Nubri, Nepal, is the first home for the elderly in this Himalayan Valley. It opened in response to the outmigration of young people for education and employment. 

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 Psychological and Brain Sciences: Researchers in the Cognitive Control and Psychopathology Lab are combining electrical brain recording and mathematical models to understand why individuals think and behave differently.

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:

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.
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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.

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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.