College of Arts & Sciences

Arts and Sciences

Home to outstanding programs that reflect intellectual excellence, encourage discovery, and foster creative cross-fertilization, the College of Arts and Sciences is the heart of the University.

The College of Arts and Sciences, the University's largest academic unit, offers academic programs across the spectrum of humanities, arts, and sciences: from theater to biology, from psychology to political science. Whether or not a UM student pursues a major in one of its many fields of study, all are touched by the college. Here is where students learn critical thinking skills that will last a lifetime, get exposed to global educational opportunities, and gain a deeper understanding of the world.

Innovative cross-learning “clusters” of scholarship and collaborative programs—interdisciplinary centers that combine the insights of humanities and the sciences—are central priorities at the college. New and improved facilities to be funded with assistance from Momentum2 include integrated science laboratories, state-of-the-art functional MRI imaging equipment that will advance understanding of the brain and nervous system, and a new theatre to enhance our performing arts presentations. Additional priorities are expansion of research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, resources for faculty development, endowed chairs, and the fostering of distinctive graduate programs.

For information about making a gift to the College of Arts and Sciences, please contact Jeanne Luis, assistant dean of development, at or (305) 284-2988