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.


Shelby Newport Wins Innovative Teaching Award; Shares Methods with Campus

Shelby Newport—chair, associate professor, and resident costume designer for the UM-Flint Department of Theatre & Dance—is the recipient of this year’s Region III Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Innovative Teaching Award. The award recognizes Newport’s use of social media in her courses. The UM-Flint Office of Extended Learning (OEL) will offer a new online course for faculty based on Newport's methods and experiences.

William Shedd, 1964 Alum, Recalls Malcolm X Visit to Campus

The Flint College (as UM-Flint was formerly known) was less than ten years old in 1964, yet it was already fostering an engaged and independent student body interested in promoting cultural awareness. So Political Science student and Senior Class President William C. Shedd considered it to be only natural that he should invite Malcolm X to speak on campus while he was visiting Flint. Click "MORE" to read the story.

Here & Now: A Year in the Life of 8 UM-Flint Students

The academic year unfurls differently for each UM-Flint student. But they all share the UM-Flint bond. We asked students across the spectrum of schools and colleges within the university to share their thoughts this year. These are their thoughts from early in the Winter 2016 semester.

Computer Science & Information Systems Research Includes Drones, Software

Dr. Mark Allison, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems, is working with students on research that focuses on drones and software design. He brings nearly a decade of experience with software engineering and artificial intelligence to the project.

Physics Alum, Emeritus Faculty Are Victors for Future Students

In a ceremony held on Friday, December 4, plans were announced to create the DeGraaf Active Learning Classroom at UM-Flint. The classroom, made possible by a generous gift from David and Francine Zick, will be named in honor of Dr. Donald DeGraaf, a founding member of the UM-Flint Physics department who taught here from 1957 until 1990.

Angela Davis Named UM-Flint’s 2015-2016 Winegarden Visiting Professor

Social justice activist and educator Angela Davis has been appointed UM-Flint’s 2015-16 Myron and Margaret Winegarden Visiting Professor, Chancellor Susan E. Borrego has announced.

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