Liberal Arts and Sciences. Education for Life.

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at the University of Michigan-Flint offers programs that will educate students far beyond their chosen majors. With over 25 undergraduate possibilities, and numerous graduate programs for students interested in furthering their education, the College of Arts and Sciences provides something for every student.

Comprised of programs in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, interdisciplinary studies, performing, visual, and fine arts, and encompassing popular STEM offerings, CAS courses prepare students for a life filled with change by providing a broad knowledge base and lifelong learning strategies.

A liberal education encourages students to be well versed in a wide range of subjects whether they are focused on a single career path or building a foundation for the future. By imparting both critical and creative thinking skills, communication strategies, and intercultural and global understanding, we help students become the individuals sought by today’s employers and communities. With technology and the economy ever changing, students must be able to adapt to what is currently trending and, even more importantly, what will be in demand in the future—and with a degree from UM-Flint’s College of Arts and Sciences, they can.


December 2014 Maize & Blue Award Winners Announced

The December 2014 Maize and Blue Award Recipients have been announced! The list includes College of Arts & Sciences students from Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, Theatre, and English. Learn about these outstanding students through the words of the faculty members who nominated them for UM-Flint's highest academic honor!

UM-Flint Debate Team Wins Third Tournament

Members of the UM-Flint Debate Team travelled to Louisiana Tech University and brought back the championship! Two UM-Flint partnerships made it to the final round with the University of Mississippi, and the pairing of Eric Anderson and Ryan Elder was declared the overall champion. Congratulations team!

Wind Symphony Asks You To Search for "Horns in the Attic"

The University of Michigan-Flint Wind Symphony is sponsoring a community service project seeking gently used wind instruments for use in two Flint area schools. Collection will run through November 20th.

Philosophy Department Presents Visiting Lecturer Dr. David Shoemaker - November 20th

The Philosophy Department of UM-Flint presents the second discussion in its Visiting Lecture Series - "Psychopathic Responsibility: From Anger to Disdain" with Dr. David Shoemaker of Tulane University. Held Thursday, November 20th, from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in 302 MSB. This event is free and open to all members of the campus and community. 

Flint's Archway Blog Launches - Seeking Young Area Artists

The University of Michigan-Flint’s Communication and Visual Arts Department launched, as part of the Flint Youth Media Project, which seeks to engage young people (ages 13-21) in a variety of media immersion programs to build literacy, communications, and social/collaboration skills. Their first networking event is November 22nd.

Biology Cell-ebration - Dec. 5th, 2014

On December 5, 2014, Biology students from a variety of courses will meet and present their works to one another. More experienced students from 300-level courses will be creating conference-type posters while those from the DEEP program will be creating unique works to highlight a cellular process. For more information, contact Jill Slater at

Economic Forum - Dec. 12th, 2014

The Rotary Club of Flint and UM-Flint SoM present: The Econimic Forum. Friday, December 12th, noon-1:30pm. Featuring Bill Bergman, MBA, MA, Director of Research, Truth in Accounting; Dr. Yener Kandogan, Assoc. Dean & Professor of Int'l. Business; Dr. Christopher Douglas, Assoc. Professor & Dept. Chair of Economics. Free to all UM-Flint students, faculty, staff, & alumni. RSVP to 810.762.3253 by Dec. 8th.


Art Students Curate, Host Exhibit of Artwork by Inmates
UM-Flint Connects Students with Two World-Renowned Authors
Africana Studies, Political Science Host Holocaust Studies Expert
UM-Flint a Major Player in Community Theatre Production 
Urban Alternatives House Celebrates LEED Platinum Certification
Anthropology Students Participate in Test Excavation 
Theatre Dept. Hosts USITT Regional Workshop for Students, Faculty
BIO Dept. Faculty Pairs with MSU, DNR for Feral Swine Study
UM-Flint Hosts Annual Social Studies Teachers' Night
Philosophy Dept. Faculty, Students Host Int'l Conference
History and Music Students Learn from Nagata Shachu
CRJ/WGS Student Receives Grant for Work with Detained Youth
Chemistry Dept. Presents STEM-Focused Club for Girls
• CAS Faulty, Students Part of Growing Trend in Civic Engagement Courses
Murchie Science Building Upgrades Benefit Faculty, Students
UM-Flint Engineering Program Gains National Accreditation 
Multiple CAS Departments Involved in DEEP Programs
Qua, UM-Flint's Student-Led Magazine, Continues to Evolve; Open to All
CAS Welcomes Over 30 New Faculty Members
Faculty, Students, Alums Create MI Civil War History Book
UM-Flint Faculty Member Receives $5k Grant for Youth Media Project
New 15-Credit Women & Gender Studies Certificate
UM-Flint Announces STEM-Focused Community Club for Girls
UM-Flint Joins Study & Work with Blanding's Turtles
• English Students Publish Class Blook
New ERS Program: City & Regional Planning Minor
BIO Students & Professor Conduct, Publish Lamprey Research
Psychology Dept. Honors Society Receives Award