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.


New TESOL Certificate Opens Doors to Work, Travel Abroad

The University of Michigan-Flint’s English Department has added a TESOL Certificate to its offerings. This 15-credit certificate for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages will allow students to qualify for teaching English in many countries, often without the requirement of additional teaching credentials.

Communication and Visual Arts Now Two UM-Flint Departments

“We are excited to complete this transition to create two independent and vibrant departments and to see how their curricula and programs develop in the coming years,” said Susan Gano-Phillips, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at UM-Flint.

New Master of Science in Engineering

The Master of Science in Engineering degree will be specifically in mechanical engineering, offering students a career path in the growing fields of consumer products, manufacturing, transportation systems, security systems, defense systems, aerospace, sports, and biomedical systems, among others. "It's based on the market demand and the students' needs," said Quamrul Mazumder, associate chair of engineering.

Two of the Highest-Achieving U-M Scholars Hail from CAS

Both graduates credit UM-Flint’s atmosphere and resources as major players in their academic success. The smaller class sizes, individual attention from professors, and the myriad of resources available all played a part, they said.

English Dept. Specialist Explores Education in Israel

Stephanie Gelderloos, the developmental reading and writing specialist in the College of Arts & Science’s English Department, traveled to Israel to explore the education of international students and those traditionally considered to be at-risk. Her group visited Israeli and Palestinian schools, immigration centers, and educational communities.

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