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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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Cameron Deal BA'24 Public Policy Studies & Mathematics

As a research assistant with the Vanderbilt LGBTQ+ Policy Lab, Cameron investigates the health disparities and public policy that impact youth in the LGBTQ+ community.

“I think it was really important to me to see people like me being studied and being worthy of research ... and to see people who are part of the community studying the policies that shape what it means to be a queer person in America.”

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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. 

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.