College of Arts & Sciences

College of Arts & Sciences

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Announcement ·

Message from the Dean about Fall 2020

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In the Community ·

AU Public Health Scholars “Go Inside the Outbreak”

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Technology ·

Journalists and Historians “Come to Class” Virtually

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Literature ·

AU Offering New Technical Writing and Rhetoric Class in Fall

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CAS Achievements

  • Pankaj Kumar (physics) received a grant for $112,234 from NASA. This represents one of three years of funding with the total amounting to $341,376. April 2020

  • Adam McKay (physics) received an incremental funding of $57,754, with an expectance of $115,042 over four years from NASA, for his work entitled, "Observational Analysis Support for Giant Planets and Small Bodies in the Solar System." April 2020

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Communications ·

Capstone Projects Showcase Game Design Students’ Skills and Creativity

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AU College: The Faculty Experts’ Corner

Faculty scholars from American University’s College of Arts and Sciences share their research and expertise on the pressing issues of the day, including the many aspects of COVID-19 and their far-reaching consequences.

Growing Passion, Reducing Impact

Being able to be part of this is just an incredible feeling.

AU becoming carbon neutral instills me with such a feeling of pride. I've worked on so many different aspects of sustainability-social media promotion, sustainability-themed trivia night, and the Waste Race, a competition between residence halls to divert trash away from landfill and into compost and recycling-so reaching this milestone still gives me goosebumps.

Learn more about ways to get involved with Sustainability at AU.

Why the College of Arts & Sciences?

Students and alumni discuss distinctive features of the College, why they chose their particular degrees, and program opportunities they pursued.