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College of Arts and Science

Where anything is possible.

Why A&S? 

Interdisciplinary thought. Collaborative innovation. Deep scholarship.

At the College of Arts and Science, 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 cross boundaries, forge connections, and explore 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 anything is possible.




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Unsung Stories: Revealing the History of Black Country Music

Alice Randall, Andrew W. Mellon Chair in the Humanities and writer-in-residence of African American and Diaspora Studies, discusses the untold stories of Black country music in Nashville and its roots that stretch back more than 100 years ago.


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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

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. 

Our Community

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.