College of Arts and Sciences (Case Western Reserve University)

College of Arts and Sciences (Case Western Reserve University)

The College of Arts and Sciences (Case Western Reserve University) is a secondary college in Cleveland, Ohio.


College of Arts and Sciences (Case Western Reserve University)

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a number of research and educational programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences, physical and biological sciences, and mathematics. Students can choose a major or minor in from almost 60 unique undergraduate programs, design their own courses of study, or enroll in integrated bachelor's/master's degree programs. The College of Arts and Sciences also offers a number of graduate programs in several fields.[1]


The College of Arts and Sciences can trace its origins to the founding of Western Reserve College in Hudson, Ohio in 1826. Western Reserve College resided about 26 miles to the southwest of Cleveland. In 1882 the College moved to Cleveland where it formed the basis of Western Reserve University. The College of Arts and Sciences was also influenced by Adelbert College, Flora Stone Mather College, and the Cleveland College. These three colleges were brought together in 1972 under the banner of Western Reserve College. The College of Arts and Sciences as it exists today came about as the result of the 1992 unification of the undergraduate and graduate programs with the research programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and those programs in the physical sciences.[2]

Departments and Affiliated Programs

Academic Departments[3]

Art History and Art
Art Education
Cognitive Science
Communication Sciences
Geological Sciences
Modern Languages and Literatures
Political Science
Religious Studies
Theater Arts

Affiliated Departments[3]

Computer Science/Electrical Engineering

Interdisciplinary Programs[3]

Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Centers
American Studies
Asian Studies
Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities
Center for Cognition and Culture
Center for Education and Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics
Center for Policy Studies
Center for Research on Tibet
Center for Science and Mathematics Education
Center for the Study of Writing
Childhood Studies
College Scholars Program
Dittrick Medical History Center
Engineering Physics
Environmental Studies
Ernest B. Yeager Center for Electrochemical Sciences
Ethnic Studies
Evolutionary Biology
French and Francophone Studies
German Studies
Gerontological Studies
History and Philosophy of Science
Institute for the Study of the University in Society
International Studies
Japanese Studies
Judaic Studies
Mathematics and Physics
Natural Sciences
Public Policy
Samuel Rosenthal Center for Judaic Studies
Schubert Center for Child Studies
Science Entrepreneurship
Skeletal Research Center
Teacher Licensure
Women's Studies
World Literature


SAGES is an acronym for Seminar Approach to General Education and Scholarship. Through a series of small interdisciplinary seminars students are connected with faculty, school culture, and the institutions of University Circle. The goal of the SAGES program is to help students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to solve real world problems and to allow students to communicate their ideas effectively through writing and speech. All of Case Western Reserve University's colleges that grant undergraduate degrees participate in the SAGES program, which extends through the student's academic career. Traditionally, a student will spend the first two years of their college experience participating in a series of 3 interdisciplinary seminars. These interdisciplinary seminars are followed in the third year by a departmental seminar usually in the student's field of study. Finally, in the fourth year a student participates in a Capstone project which is designed to demonstrate the intellectually agility and collaborative spirit SAGES aims to foster in its students.[4]


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