Liberal Arts. Education for Life.

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at the University of Michigan-Flint offers a liberal arts program 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, 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 arts education encourages students to be well versed in a wide range of subjects rather than trained to a single career path or specific job. 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.


Chancellor Ruth Person

Farewell Chancellor Person

Chancellor Ruth Person is reflecting upon her years of service as the seventh leader of the University of Michigan-Flint. She will end her term as chancellor on July 31, 2014, and return to the faculty in the School of Management in spring 2015.

Professor Heather Laube

University of Michigan-Flint Professor Selected as a Fulbright Scholar Will Teach In Austria

UM-Flint Professor of Sociology Heather Laube’s American Studies Award entails a four-month fellowship for teaching at the University of Graz in Austria.

July 31, 2014: Free Concussion Workshop Open to the Public

"Building a Circle of Care for Youth Concussion in School Settings" - Held by the Center for Cognition and Neuroethics, a joint venture between the Philosophy Department of UM-Flint and the Insight Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience, this workshop will provide best practices for concussion assessment and management. The workshop will emphasize practical aspects of concussion assessment and management in school settings.

Three new courses added by UM-Flint's History Department

New History Courses for Fall 2014

The History Department of UM-Flint is adding three new courses to their catalog offerings. Starting in Fall 2014, students can take “Post War Europe” and “France and the World”—both taught by Professor Chris Molnar—and “Gods of the City: Religion and the Urban Landscape” taught by Dr. Thomas Henthorn.

UM-Flint Biology Professor and Students Conduct Lamprey Research

UM-Flint’s Department of Biology professor Dr. Heather Dawson recently conducted research with students on the Great Lakes Sea Lamprey. This research has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management.


On June 15-18, 2014, faculty members of the UM-Flint Mechanical Engineering Department attended the 121st American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition in Indianapolis, Indiana—and they took 15 students with them!