Fast Facts

The College

16 departments

academic program


residential college

Quick Numbers

6,411 students

86 majors offered

56 minors offered

6 certificates offered

460 full-time faculty

71 staff

The Facts

31% of degrees awarded in the University are from the College

Over 70% of general education is taught in the College

49% of student credit hours produced on campus are in the College

Approximately 39,982 living alumni


Scholarships and Grants

$222,566 was awarded through 6 college-wide scholarships and 98 departmental scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year. Learn more about the scholarships offered and the students that they have assisted,

$24,288.00 was awarded from the Student And Faculty Excellence (SAFE) College Fund to 13 faculty members and 62 undergraduate and graduate students for the 2019-20 academic year to assist with student and faculty travel, publication support for faculty and student research opportunities. 

$4,257,684 awarded to the college in external grants during 2019-20 academic year. Read about many of these awards at:


International Connections

332 Student participants completed credit-bearing and non-credit bearing study abroad experiences

26 Scholarships were awarded to CAS students studying abroad from the Office of International Education (OIED) for a total of $14,657 in 2018-19.

15 CAS international teaching scholars during 2018-19.

9 International undergraduate degree-seeking students in 2018-19 from:  Japan, Saudi Arabia, Republic of Congo, Spain, Bermuda and China.

Fulbright Awards in 2018-19 to faculty and students. (There were 6 in 2017-18).

5 Students invited to participate in the Peace Corps in 2019. 

3 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship award winners for summer 2019.

U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) winner.

1 Boren Award Recipient



561 total student internships from summer 2018- spring 2019 

448 were undergraduate and 113 were graduate student internships in 23 states and Washington, D.C. 

13 International undergraduate internships 2018-2019 including countries such as: Kenya, Poland, Saudia Arabia, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, Germany, South Africa, Guatemala, Madagascar


Pre-Professional Preparation

  • Pre-Medical School
  • Pre-Dental School
  • Pre-Pharmacy School
  • Pre-Veterinarian School
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Seminary

Teacher Licensure

  • Biology (9-12)
  • Chemistry (9-12)
  • English (9-12)
  • Earth/Environmental Sciences (9-12)
  • French (K-12)
  • History/Social Studies (9-12)
  • Mathematics (9-12)
  • Physics (9-12)
  • Spanish (K-12)

Providing a Liberal Arts & Sciences Education

liber: li·ber, \ˈlī-bər, ˈlē-ber\, noun - free and unrestricted

The goal of a liberal arts education is to provide knowledge and understanding to develop intellectual capacities like reason and judgment.

A liberal arts education provides not just a specific trade, but a skill set for individuals to learn, adapt, act and thrive as individuals, as community stewards and as global citizens.