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 Biology: Scientists recently won the Olympus Image of the Year award for this shot of Physcomitrium patens, a type of moss used as a model organism in the lab.

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 Performing Arts: Technologies such as video games and augmented reality help Elizabeth Hunter, pictured here with a prop skull, bridge audience and stage.

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 Campus: Students pause for a photo during an Arts & Sciences orientation event.

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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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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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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.

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Ray Arvidson with the replica Mars rover in Rudolph Hall.

Exploring Mars, 50 years and counting

In a public lecture on Sept. 7, Raymond E. Arvidson, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, will share highlights and reflections – and rover driving lessons – gleaned from a half century of investigating the red planet.