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We believe in
Exploration.

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.

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.

UW is so much more than just lectures and exams. UW is about the people you meet, and the communities you become part of.

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Meet the UW Arts & Sciences Community

33%

of Fortune 500 CEOs have liberal arts degrees

Why Arts & Sciences

23% of Students are First-Generation College Students

Why Arts & Sciences

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Access

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