The most profound production of knowledge... not created in isolation but along a vibrant continuum of the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities.  That continuum is what defines Arts & Sciences.

-Barbara Schaal
Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Mary-Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor of Biology


The Sam and Marilyn Fox Challenge

Helping our talented students turn their extraordinary promise into achievement.  Learn More >>

Why I Give: Marion Horstman UC'66

"Earning a degree from Washington University changed my life." Marion Horstman UC'66 used her estate plan to make three transformative gifts in Arts & Sciences and University College. Learn more about Marion >>

Explore a World of Ideas

The Arts & Sciences Hold That Thought podcast series brings our academic inquiry to a whole new audience - you. Learn More >>

Get Connected

Arts & Sciences is closer than you think. Get connected to all that we're doing today! Plug in >>

History In Bloom

Seen here from a flourishing rose bush, Brookings Hall is our most iconic building. Learn about visiting Washington University >>

Upcoming Events

April 21, 2014 - 4:30pm
Celebrating the teaching and research of a beloved faculty member
Holmes Lounge, Ridgley Hall
April 24, 2014 - 6:00pm
Hilton Frontenac

Every Gift Counts

The Arts & Sciences Annual Fund is key to bridging the gap between the income from tuition and endowment income and the actual cost of educating our students and pursuing world-changing research. Learn more about why every gift counts.
April 24, 2014 - 6:00pm

Arts & Sciences Distinguished Alumni Awards

Hilton Frontenac

Please join us to honor graduates of the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and University College who exemplify the ideals embodied by a liberal arts education and bring distinction to Washington University through their lives, work and service.  We will also celebrate the life of Professor Murray Weidenbaum, the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor, and honor his legacy of teaching and public service by awarding him the Arts & Sciences Dean's Medal.  

Register online >> | Read about our awardees >> | Contact us with questions >> | Nomination for future awards >>