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 Earth and Planetary Sciences: New research shows how the remains of microscopic plankton blooms in near-shore ocean environments slowly sink to the seafloor, setting off processes that forever alter an important record of Earth’s history.

Interior of Graham Chapel with students seated.

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: Arts & Sciences students meet in Graham Chapel for Fall 2021 Orientation.

Photo of the interactive art installation 'Hostile Terrain 94.'

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 Global Studies and Spanish: The interactive art installation 'Hostile Terrain 94' documents the migrant crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border, illustrating the dire situation of migrants attempting to cross the Sonoran Desert.

The WashU Dance Collective premiered 'Supper' digitally on-demand this spring. The work was created to serve as a feast for the virtual senses.

Explore Your Creativity.

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 Performing Arts: The WashU Dance Collective premiered 'Supper' digitally on-demand this spring. The work was created to serve as a feast for the virtual senses.

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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:

Influencing democracy

The fifth episode of the American Democracy Lab podcast features author, lecturer, and journalist Anne Nelson discussing the eroding trust in our democracy.

Senior Kuziez named Marshall Scholar

Washington University in St. Louis senior Abdullah Kuziez, 21, has received the prestigious Marshall Scholarship, which provides American students the opportunity to earn an advanced degree in the United Kingdom.

Aerial shot of field near Olin Library and Graham Chapel, the site of a future building for Arts & Sciences

Arts & Sciences announces plan for new building, launches strategic plan

Coinciding with the launch of the Arts & Sciences strategic plan, Washington University in St. Louis announced plans to construct a new state-of-the-art building for the school.