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.


On Thursday, May 21st, the Regents of the University of Michigan approved recommendations for new appointments and promotions for regular associate and full professor ranks, with tenure and/or promotion of faculty on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. Visit our blog to read about the CAS promotions and appointments.

Image Created During International Space Station Research Wins Prize in Art Competition

Dr. Yu-Cheng (Frank) Liu, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, is part of a team that won a Technical Merit award in the 2015 International Combustion Symposium's Art Competition. The winning piece, "Soot: In the Wink of an Eye" was produced during research conducted on the International Space Station. Other members of the team were from Cornell University and NASA.

Congratulations to the 2015 CAS Staff Award Winners!

Many CAS Staff members were recognized at the Spring Staff Assembly, including Suzanne Shivnen of Political Science and Economoics and Monique Wilhelm of Chemistry & Biochemistry - winners of the campus-wide 2015 Staff Recognition Awards. 

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Summer Youth Vocal Academy Auditions Open Through June 6

Starting May 21 and running periodically through June 6, students in grades 5-8 and 9-12 may audition for the UM-Flint Summer Youth Vocal Academy. Says Senior Academy Conductor, Dr. Joshua May, “Our program provides students with a unique musical experience that helps them develop their skills as performing artists."

2015 Student Art Exhibition Open Through June 5

2015 Student Art Exhibition on Display at GFAC Until June 5

Stop by the Greater Flint Arts Council (GFAC) Gallery at 816 S. Saginaw St., Flint, MI, to view a collection of UM-Flint student art in a variety of mediums. The Student Art Exhibition will be on display through June 5th. GFAC Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. For more information, contact Ben Gaydos at or call the GFAC at 810.238.6875.

Dr. Traci Currie of COM to Join Artist Showcase, June 13

The Beyond Words Artist Showcase is "a new program of Red Ink Flint that focuses on collaboration and innovative ways to advocate literacy and creativity." Join artists Mama Sol and the N.U.T.S., The Legendary Black Ice, and Dr. Tracie Currie on June 13th at the Flint Local 432 for a night of poetry and performance.

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CAS Faculty Offering Workshop on Holocaust and Rwanda Genocide Testimonies: July 13-17

Educators, graduate students, researchers, and community members are invited to campus for this workshop. Says workshop director Dr. Theodosia Robertson, "Our goal is to help teachers and scholars understand the value and use of testimony in both teaching and research.” Registration deadline is June 15.

Physics Program Pairs with Springview STEM Students

A Greater Flint Educational Consortium CARE Grant is funding a collaborative partnership between Springview Elementary 5th and 6th grade STEM students and the UM-Flint Physics Program. 

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Engineering Students Present their 2015 Senior Projects
First UM-Flint Faculty Member Selected for ACE Fellows
Art Faculty & Students Make Visibile Difference in Community
CAS Alum Hosts Science Fiction Conference
"We Are" - Poetry of Detained Youth Inspires Dance
UM-Flint Mourns the Passing of Dr. Ananth Aiyer
Psychology Students Research Parkinson's and Exercise
UM-Flint Wins First Place in Battle of the Chem Clubs
CAS Engineering Students Help Prepare FIRST Robitics Team
UM-Flint Hosts 48th Annual Math Field Day
UM-Flint Experts from CAS Discuss Satire and Its Implications
Dr. Susan Gano-Phillips Appointed Associate Dean
• UM-Flint Theatre & Dance Students Attend Region III KCACTF
Archway Blog Project Launches, Seeks Participants 
UM-Flint Debate Team Wins Third Tournament
Four Members of CAS Honored at Retirement Reception
Biology Dept. Hosts CELL-EBRATION for Students
Music Students Gather Instruments for Local Schools
Art Students Curate, Host Exhibit of Artwork by Inmates
UM-Flint Connects Students with Two World-Renowned Authors
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 
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
UM-Flint Joins Study & Work with Blanding's Turtles
• English Students Publish Class Blook
BIO Students & Professor Conduct, Publish Lamprey Research
Psychology Dept. Honors Society Receives Award