College of Arts and Science
Where anything is possible.
We value interdisciplinary thought, collaborative innovation, and deep scholarship across diverse fields of study. We take a unique approach—informed by the art and inspired by the science—to understanding how the world works and what makes us human. We believe in crossing boundaries, forging connections, and exploring unexpected intersections to address the most pressing challenges of our time.
This is the place to find your passion and explore it all. This is the College of Arts and Science. Where it all comes together.
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Conservation paleobiologist Larisa DeSantis explores the intersection of climate change + evolution with her research on the extinct marsupial lion. Watch the debut episode from inter+SECTIONS, a new faculty research video series from the College of Arts and Science.
Vanderbilt University is committed to making education accessible and affordable for all admitted students. It's why we meet 100% of every student’s demonstrated financial need, without loans.
Immersion Vanderbilt is an intensive learning experience that provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to pursue their passions and cultivate intellectual interests through experiential learning.
The students and faculty of the College of Arts and Science are true intellectual omnivores. They bring new perspectives to their fields and innovative solutions to some of the world's most pressing issues.