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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.


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Harry Barbee, P.h.D

Congratulations to Harry Barbee on being named Vanderbilt Postdoc of the Year! Barbee’s unique research with the LGBT Policy Lab focuses on aging and medical sociology, including using population health data to respond to timely concerns for transgender youth in the U.S. His research was recently published in JAMA Pediatrics. Barbee is supervised by Tara McKay, assistant professor of medicine, health, and society; Kitt Carpenter, professor of economics; and Gilbert Gonzalez, assistant professor of medicine, health, and society.

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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. 

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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.