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About

Located at the heart of the scenic Vanderbilt campus, the College of Arts and Science is known for its cutting-edge research and award-winning teaching. As the oldest and most academically diverse college at Vanderbilt, the College of Arts and Science houses a rich array of departments and programs spanning the humanities, science, arts and social sciences. Students and faculty also have opportunities to study and learn in Vanderbilt's professional schools and other colleges.

The College provides the individualized attention of a liberal arts college merged with the opportunities for academic discovery of a major research university. Undergraduates choose from more than 50 majors and minors, and they pursue in-depth learning experiences in research, community service, global study, and creative expression. Graduate students interact with world-renown faculty in laboratories and colloquia.

The College of Arts and Science houses more than 500 faculty, including distinguished scholars and internationally known artists, from all liberal arts fields. Faculty bring their expertise into the classroom, designing innovative courses and inspiring student research. 

With more than 4,000 undergraduates -- from every state and every continent -- and more than 900 graduate students, the College of Arts and Science is rich in perspectives. Dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion, as well as fostering a safe, respectful environment on campus, the College offers all members of the academic community – regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age or abilities – full support and encouragement to achieve at the highest levels.