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.


Students: Share your idea, win money!

Record a two-minute video describing your idea, product, or service that solves a problem - and WIN money. THREE student teams from CAS are guaranteed to advance past the first round! The deadline to enter is Oct. 28 at 11:59 p.m.

Professor Feuerherm on Pirate Vocabulary

September 19 was Talk Like a Pirate Day, so we wanted to learn more about how pirates speak. Associate Professor of Linguistics Emily Feuerherm shared the origins of some common pirate vocabulary. Click 'more' to watch the video! 

Summer Research: Hana Fantin and David Duriancik

As a SURE (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience) fellow, biology senior Hana Fantin spent her summer working in the lab of Assistant Professor David Duriancik. The pair explored Vitamin A expression in important human immune cells. 

Kazuko Hiramatsu earns NSF Grant

Associate Professor of Linguistics Kazuko Hiramatsu earned a grant from the National Science Foundation to study the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning in Linguistics. Along with co-principal investigator Michal Temkin Martinez of Boise State University, Kazuko will form a Faculty Learning Community composed of linguistics scholars across the country. 

Art Students Create Pop-Up T-Shirt Shop

Students in Associate Professor Ben Gaydos' Community Design Studio course utilized the Opportunity Fund to create a pop-up t-shirt printing shop on MLK Avenue. Named "The Change Machine," this project not only helped students gain experience but also helped illustrate what is possible in the community. 

Gone fishing: Flint River offers research opportunities for wildlife biology

Associate Professor Heather Dawson and wildlife biology undergraduates are conducting a before-and-after study of the effects of the Hamilton Dam removal on the ecology of the Flint River. Read more about their methods and what the dam removal means for Flint.

In the news: Dr. Christopher Douglas on Auto Insurance Rates

Why does Mid-Michigan pay so much in auto insurance? Christopher Douglas, chair of the Department of Economics, spoke to ABC12 about the contributing factors. He went on to provide some solutions for lowering our rates! Watch the interview

Michigan's Only Green Chemistry Degree

We're proud to announce offer a Bachelor of Science in Green Chemistry. This is the only degree of its type in the region! By joining the Green Chemistry program, you are committed to learning the fundamentals of chemistry while adding extra emphasis on the environmental, social, and industrial impacts of chemical processes. 


From application to graduation, you can now earn your Michigan Psychology degree (BS) completely online! As an online student, you will have access to the same award-winning faculty, professional advising, and students services as our traditional students, while receiving additional support for your unique learning environment.

Master of Science in Engineering

The UM-Flint Master of Science in Engineering is focused on 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 professor of engineering.

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