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In the College of Arts & Sciences, your student will be prepared for long-term success, developing the intellectual flexibility and analytical and communication skills needed for an ever-changing job market. One third of all Fortune 1000 CEOs have an arts and sciences degree, and employers believe that all students should acquire the kind of broad knowledge that an arts and sciences education provides.

We also understand that sending a child or loved one to college is a significant emotional and financial commitment. The University of Washington and the College of Arts & Sciences recognize the integral role of family in students’ lives. We encourage families to explore the many resources available to undergraduate students and to connect with UW Parent & Family Programs to learn how to best support your student as they embark on their life-changing journey at the University of Washington.

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C21 learning programs

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First-generation and minority families

First-generation and historically underrepresented students are an important part of the Arts & Sciences community. Students in these demographics have access to various resources to support their learning and University experience. 

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Students Making the Most of the UW

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Celebrating Contemporary Indigenous Music

Markus Teuton, a musician and citizen of Cherokee Nation, explores contemporary Indigenous music through his academic work and as host of “Indigenous Jazz,” a radio show.

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Learning Hard Truths Through Internships

UW senior Sana Shetty, interested in human rights law, has a more nuanced understanding of potential careers thanks to internships.

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Never Too Late to Graduate

At age 83, Linda Allen is graduating from the UW College of Arts & Sciences with a degree in integrated social sciences. "It's never too late to follow a dream," she says.

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