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About the College of Arts and Sciences

About

The College of Arts and Sciences is the intellectual hub of the University of Oregon and serves roughly two-thirds of all students at the university. We have nearly 800 faculty members across 50-plus departments and programs covering the humanities, the natural sciences, and the social sciences.

To prepare our students to lead productive lives beyond college, we challenge them to examine our society’s most important questions, thereby developing and honing their liberal arts skills in questioning critically, thinking logically, communicating clearly, and collaborating with others. These skills prepare them for life after graduation as both residents and career professionals. CAS students are also provided with cutting-edge, integrated academic and career advising in our new state-of-the-art Tykeson Hall.

51
Undergraduate degree programs
10,000+
undergraduate students in CAS Majors
30+
Masters' Programs
1,295

masters and PhD students in CAS

25

PhD Programs

795

Faculty Members

Highlighting Our Work in Equity and Inclusion

The College of Arts and Sciences takes its charge and inspiration from the University of Oregon Mission Statement and the Division of Equity and Inclusion’s IDEAL Framework. We are committed to bringing equity and inclusion work into all we do. To name just a few recent efforts, our faculty recently created a new Center for Environmental Futures to support environmentalism and social justice, as well as new Black Studies and Latinx Studies minors. This fall, we are launching a new School of Global Studies and Languages while also starting searches to add a new group of faculty with expertise in Native American and Indigenous Studies to our campus. CAS welcomes students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds and perspectives.

Diversity and Equity Resources

CAS Divisions

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Humanities

The humanities offer fundamental insights into the human condition as they manifest in literature, cinema, history, philosophy, performance, new media, religion, linguistics, and all other domains of human thought and expression. Study in the humanities forms and deepens us as individuals, citizens, and as contributors to society, and provides necessary insight into what matters in life.

Humanities

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Natural Sciences

Our science departments are some of our highest-ranked departments at the university and internationally-renowned in such diverse areas as neuroscience, genetic research, human performance, and volcanology. Our world-renowned faulty share their excitement about their research with their students, training them to become part of the next generation of scientists who will push the frontiers of human knowledge.

Natural Sciences

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Social Sciences

Social sciences provide analytical approaches to understanding human behavior. Research and teaching often focus on society’s most challenging issues, including racism, inequality, international relations and conflict, ethnic strife, and climate change. The social sciences provide a range of tools to analyze these issues from first person interviews and fieldwork to statistical analysis of big data.

Social Sciences

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School of Computer and Data Sciences

At the School of Computer and Data Science, students and faculty work to advance knowledge in computer and data science, train the next generation of scholars, and engage with the wider world to tackle interdisciplinary challenges.

School of Compuer and Data Sciences

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School of Global Studies and Languages

At the School of Global Studies and Languages, students engage with diverse cultures, languages, histories, and lifeways across the world. GSL prepares our graduates for life after college with an interdisciplinary curriculum, innovative language teaching, abundant learning opportunities outside the classroom, and paths of study that lead to many options for real-world careers.

School of Global Studies and Languages

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CAS Faculty

Our faculty are world-class and award-winning scholars, and include winners of the Nobel Prize and the National Medal of Science, and members of prestigious organizations such as the National Academy of Sciences and the American Association of Arts and Sciences. They bring in tens of millions of dollars in new grants annually.

10
members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
4
members of the National Academy of Sciences
5
members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences



795
Instructional and research faculty members
50+
departments and programs
$75M
dollars in sponsored research
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Our Facilities

Located in the heart of campus, Willie and Donald Tykeson Hall is home to the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as the University Career Center and the Division of Equity and Inclusion.

CAS also is home to a range of world-class research centers, institutes, and core facilities that provide researchers and students with access to the latest instrumentation, expertise, and services.

Explore Our Facilities

Events

A Cinematic Exploration Black Community and Poverty
Feb27
A Cinematic Exploration Black Community and Poverty Feb 27 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Pierson Lecture: "God's Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion in American History"
Feb27
Pierson Lecture: "God's Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion in American History" Feb 27 McKenzie Hall
Propaganda: Fascism and Neo-Fascism Lecture Series: "Where Monsters are Born"
Feb27
Propaganda: Fascism and Neo-Fascism Lecture Series: "Where Monsters are Born" Feb 27 Knight Library
African American Workshop and Lecture Series: "The Robots are Coming" with Ramanita Hairston
Feb27
African American Workshop and Lecture Series: "The Robots are Coming" with Ramanita Hairston Feb 27 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Black Joy Sessions: Finding Joy Within
Feb28
Black Joy Sessions: Finding Joy Within Feb 28 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Let's Talk Drop-In - Wednesdays 2-4PM @ BCC
Feb28
Let's Talk Drop-In - Wednesdays 2-4PM @ BCC Feb 28 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Book Launch & Discussion - "Coloring into Existence: Queer of Color Worldmaking in Children’s Literature"
Feb29
Book Launch & Discussion - "Coloring into Existence: Queer of Color Worldmaking in Children’s Literature" Feb 29 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
¡Juntos! Latinx Support Group
Feb29
¡Juntos! Latinx Support Group Feb 29 Carson Hall, Ramey Room
Organic/Inorganic/Materials Chemistry Seminar Series
Feb29
Organic/Inorganic/Materials Chemistry Seminar Series Feb 29 McKenzie Hall
Let's Talk Drop-In - Fridays 1-3PM @ CMAE/Zoom
Mar1
Let's Talk Drop-In - Fridays 1-3PM @ CMAE/Zoom Mar 1