College of Arts and Science
Where anything is possible.
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. This is the College of Arts and Science. Where anything is possible.
Cross boundaries, and explore unexpected intersections to address the most pressing challenges of our time.
cross disciplines in unexpected ways
Grand Challenge Initiative
applies cutting-edge research to societal challenges
- Dean's Faculty Fellows produce pathbreaking research
Meet the innovators, scholars, and explorers who are improving the world around them.
Mabel Cummins, BA'23
From leading the bowling team to pursuing biomed, Cummins turned childhood dreams into championship excellence and opportunities, "It has become so much more [. . .] with all of the different opportunities that have been afforded to me because I chose Vanderbilt. It’s been an incredible four years.”
Professor Michael Bess
As once only imagined technologies now become reality, Chancellor's Professor of History Michael Bess studies the ethical implications for society as the artificial intelligence race outpaces regulation.
Mason Richards, BA'97
Alumnus Mason Richards took his passion for creative pursuits into expanding his award-winning short film, The Seawall, to a full-length feature. "You learn how to be a good storyteller from literature and how to translate it to film. I’m always talking about how much Vanderbilt changed my life.”
Attention to disease naming and framing can shape public health attitudes, perceptionsAttention to disease naming and framing can shape public health attitudes, perceptions
A&S faculty lead comprehensive, collaborative overhaul of undergraduate curriculumA&S faculty lead comprehensive, collaborative overhaul of undergraduate curriculum
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