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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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Student experience

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C21 learning programs

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Career & Internship Center

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of Arts & Sciences students
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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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Four Dean's Medalists, Working Toward Change

The four new graduates honored as College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Medalists for 2023 are all working to improve our world, in different ways. 

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STEM and the Symphony

Meghna Shankar, graduating with degrees in physics and computer science, found joy and balance by also performing in the UW Symphony Orchestra. 

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An Inquisitive Mind

Hayden Goldberg, graduating with majors in political science and economics, has advised the dean of Arts & Sciences for the past three years while juggling numerous other projects. 

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