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We believe in

We’re a community driven by discovery. We celebrate curiosity and creativity in the classroom and beyond. We span the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, encouraging connections across disciplines to better understand our complex world. As part of a top-tier research university, our faculty and students engage in research that matters, from social justice to climate change. College of Arts & Sciences alumni are leaders in a wide range of careers — professionals who make a difference in their fields and communities.

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Arrive Early, Start Strong

A signature program in the College of Arts & Sciences, College Edge offers incoming first-year students the opportunity to take unique courses—many involving place-based learning—connect deeply with faculty and peers, and familiarize themselves with campus, all before the Autumn Quarter begins.

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A World-Class Education
in a World-Class City

Seattle is a city of possibilities. And for us, it’s our classroom and partner. You can intern with major tech companies, local hospitals, arts organizations, and nonprofit health and social justice groups creating groundbreaking change. Work alongside faculty who’ve earned top honors for their accomplishments and who use their expertise to improve the place we call home. And enjoy great food, a vibrant culture, and the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

News & Events

Learn about upcoming events and follow the latest accomplishments of our students, faculty, and alumni.

Coming to the UW, I did not think I would have all these opportunities. But if you’re motivated to do something, faculty are going to support you in making that happen.

Darby Sherwood

Meet the UW Arts & Sciences Community


of Fortune 500 CEOs have liberal arts degrees

Why Arts & Sciences

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5,400+ undergraduate courses offered in Arts & Sciences

Why Arts & Sciences

Commitment to Equity, Justice and Inclusion (EJI)

We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all.

Helpful Resources

For Students

Explore the many opportunities available to you as a College of Arts & Sciences student and learn how your Arts and Sciences education will prepare you for your future.

Student Resources

For Parents & Families

The College of Arts & Sciences provides students with many pathways and the tools they need to succeed. Learn how.

Family Resources

Campus Community Resources

As our campus community navigates challenges and crises—both personal and global—the College of Arts & Sciences is committed to providing support along the way.