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.

CAS Mourns the Passing of Assoc. Professor Ananth Aiyer

Dr. Ananthakrishnan Aiyer, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Department Chair of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice in the College of Arts and Sciences, passed away on March 20th after a brief illness. Visitation has been set for March 27th, from 5-7pm, at the Dodds-Dumanois Funeral Home on Garland in Flint. All are invited to attend and pay respects.


Advising on Secondary TCP Changes: March 30th-April 2nd

The Secondary Teacher Certificate Program at UM-Flint is undergoing changes that will be effective in Fall 2015. All students who are currently enrolled in a Secondary Teacher Certificate Program or considering teaching high school should attend one of four upcoming advising sessions. Changes WILL affect current students. Click "MORE" for times, location, and info.

You're Invited to Family Math Night - March 31st, 6-8pm, MI Rooms

The Mathematics Departments invites families from the campus and community to Family Math Night on March 31st, from 6-8pm, in the UCEN Michigan Rooms. This is an opportunity for children and their parents to have fun together with math. Free of charge and open to all. 

Applications Now Being Accepted for $1,000 Civic Engagement Grant

Do you have an idea that will help Flint "move forward"? Apply for the Marston Civic Engagement Grant! This $1,000 grant is presented by the Dept. of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice in honor of longtime Professor of Sociology, Dr. Wilfred G. Marston. Deadline is April 1st. Click "MORE" to read about application guidelines.

Wall Lecture Series Presents Dr. Rachael Seidler - April 2nd

Dr. Rachael Seidler of UM-Ann Arbor will present "Cognitive Contributions to Motor Skill Learning" on April 2nd, from 3-5pm, in Michigan Room D. Dr. Seidler is visiting as a guest of the Harriet M. Wall Psychology Lecture Series. All members of the campus and community are invited to attend.

"Laughter on the 23rd Floor" - Running April 3rd & 4th

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon provides a nostalgic peek behind the scenes of television’s golden age in this hit Broadway comedy. Running March 27th, 28th, 29th, and April 3rd & 4th at the UM-Flint Theatre. Visit the Theatre & Dance Department site for more info and tickets. 

University Orchestra Concert - April 8th, 7:30pm, UM-Flint Theatre

On April 8th join the University Orchestra for their "Spring Into Romance" Concert with the Chamber String Ensemble and featuring opera scenes presented by the singers of the UM-Flint Opera Workshop. Music selections will include works by Grieg, Mozart, and Vivaldi. Patrick Proudy will be conducting. The concert will be held at 7:30pm in the UM-Flint Theatre. General admission $5, students with valid ID are free. 

UM-Flint Dance Program Original Works Performed at ACDA Festival, Spring Dance Concert

UM-Flint Dance Program students recently attended the ACDA regional conference to perform original works created by both faculty and students. One of their pieces, "The Lottery," choreographed by faculty member and Dance Instructor Emma Davis, will be performed at the upcoming Spring Dance Concert.


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
CAS Faculty to Hold Open Forum on Bridge Program
UM-Flint's Rebecca Zeiss Welcomed as Guest at University of Toledo
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
CAS Faculty Awarded Research Grants
Biology Dept. Hosts CELL-EBRATION for Students
Congratulations to the Winter 2014 CAS Maize & Blue Winners
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
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