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About the College

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is the intellectual hub of the University of Oregon and serves roughly two-thirds of all students at the university with approximately 750 faculty across nearly 50 departments and programs covering the humanities, the natural sciences, and the social sciences.

We believe that diverse perspectives and interdisciplinarity are essential to understanding the complex world we live in and are the foundation for our teaching and scholarship. Our faculty are world-class and award-winning scholars and include winners of the Nobel Prize and the National Medal of Science, members of prestigious organizations such as the National Academy of Sciences and the American Association of Arts and Sciences, and they bring in tens of millions of dollars in new grants annually.

Our faculty are also world-class and award-winning teachers and advisors. To prepare our students to lead a productive life 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 citizens 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.

Situated in the Pacific Northwest on the traditional homeland of the Kalapuya people, the UO’s lush, welcoming campus and its fundamental commitment to the betterment of the human condition and quality of life set it apart. Our campus community truly is a community, known for its ethic of social responsibility.