The most profound production of knowledge...

...is 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

Rori Bridge LA'15 (above left), a double-major in Anthropology and African and African-American studies, traveled to Uganda as part of the WUSTL GlobeMed chapter.  She's just one of dozens of students who are part of the Gephardt Institute's Civic Scholars Program.  Learn more about...Rori's experiences >> | The Civic Scholars >> | GlobeMed >>

Our faculty in the Department of Classics uses coins from the John Max Wulfing Coin Collection (the largest owned by any American University) to learn more about ancient civilizations.  Watch the Hold That Thought video or download the podcast >> | Visit Classics >>

Whether measured in terms of economics, volunteerism, or educating today's - and tomorrow's - best and brightest, Washington University is a centerpiece of the St. Louis community. Learn more about our... Relationships with neighboring communities >> | Work with local schools >> | Economic impact >>

A liberal arts education creates a curious and flexible graduate who is ready to tackle almost any challenge - but a bit of practical experience helps, too.  Learn more about...  the Career Center >> | the Praxis Program in the College >> | University College's certificate in Entrepreneurship >>

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Upcoming Events

September 11, 2014 - 4:15pm
Professor Sophia Hayes, Department of Chemistry
Cupples I Room 199
September 17, 2014 - 3:30pm
James Fergusson
Busch Hall Room 18

In the News

July 7, 2014

The New York Times reports that Michael Isikoff, Arts & Sciences Class of 1974, will be joining Yahoo! News as their Chief Investigative Correspondent beginning in April.  Most recently...

June 26, 2014

Schoology, a classroom management software company that originated in a Washington University entrepreneurship course, has raised $15 million from...