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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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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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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. 

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.

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

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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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Hayes named interim vice dean of graduate education

In her new role, Hayes will help envision and build the new Office of Graduate Studies and oversee all aspects of graduate education in Arts & Sciences.