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    Syracuse University
  Feb 19, 2018
2015-2016 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Arts and Sciences

Image of Karin Ruhlandt

Karin Ruhlandt, Dean
300 Hall of Languages

About the College

As the liberal arts college at the center of a major research institution, the College of Arts and Sciences stands as the intellectual heart and soul of Syracuse University providing a highly-personalized academic experience. The College prepares each student for success as a citizen of the world through disciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching and learning, research, scholarship, and service, on campus and around the world. Students are exposed to a curriculum that is based on the principles of critical thinking, effective communication, and the analysis and understanding of data, geared to educate the leaders of tomorrow.

Rigorous programs of study across our three academic divisions-the sciences and mathematics, the humanities, and the social sciences-as well as our interdepartmental and interdivisional programs, provide students with critical skills to effectively launch successful careers in a vast array of fields.

Our graduate students - mentored by nationally and internationally renowned scholars, writers, and scientists - are immersed in an environment of academic rigor, research, and creativity where they develop the tools and skills needed to effect change and generate new knowledge and ideas in their chosen fields.

The College’s three academic divisions house 22 departments that offer more than 50 majors, 58 minors, and 30 master’s and Ph.D. programs. The College also offers a number of selected studies, independent study, dual and combined degree programs, as well as interdisciplinary degree options with Syracuse University’s professional schools and colleges at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.



More Information:
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The College of Arts and Sciences

Dean’s Office
300 Hall of Languages
Phone: 315-443-2201

Academic Departments

The College of Arts and Sciences is a place of discovery, creativity, and imagination that forms the core of a liberal arts education at Syracuse University. Through its three academic divisions-the Sciences and Mathematics, the Humanities, and the Social Sciences (offered in collaboration with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs)-The College offers an eclectic array of traditional degree options as well as a number of interdisciplinary, dual, and combined-degree programs.

African American Studies
Art and Music Histories
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Earth Sciences
International Relations
Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Political Science
Science Teaching
Women’s and Gender Studies
The Writing Program



Graduate Studies

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a number of graduate degree programs in the Humanities and in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Graduate programs in the Social Sciences are offered by the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Graduate applications are submitted through Syracuse University’s Graduate School.

For a list of Graduate Programs please refer to the Academic Offerings.




Combined Degree

Certificate of Advanced Study