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College of Arts and Science

Home of Vanderbilt's intellectual omnivores

  Why A&S?

We are boundary-breakers, explorers, and collaborators. We offer more than 60 fields of study, so you can find your passion and discover what drives you. We teach fundamental, life-long habits of the mind that prepare you for any career. Join us in finding solutions to the most complex challenges facing society.


unique majors & minors


student-to-faculty ratio


countries represented by our undergrads


Sandra Rosenthal

Professor of Chemistry, Jack and Pamela Egan Chair  


Sandra Rosenthal's research uncovers a unique connection between nature's seasonal patterns and bipolar disorder. Sharing her own experience with the illness, Rosenthal sheds light on how her personal struggles influenced her research on how the rate of change in solar radiation impacts bipolar disorder. 



Watch Sandra's story


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.