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.


Poetry in Motion: Motion Graphics Class Takes Inspiration from UM-Flint Writers

A UM-Flint motion graphics class has gained inspiration from the student-run literary publication, Qua. Each student in the class created a 30- to 60-second video inspired by a line or sentence pulled from the publication's poetry or prose. Click "MORE" to read on and see a few of the videos!

Four Members of CAS Honored at Retirement Reception

The College of Arts & Sciences had four honorees at the UM-Flint Retirement Reception held on December 8th. Faculty and staff from Biology, English, Earth & Resource Science, and Foreign Languages & Literatures were among those from around campus thanked for their service.

UM-Flint Debate Team Wins Third Tournament

Members of the UM-Flint Debate Team travelled to Louisiana Tech University and brought back the championship! Two UM-Flint partnerships made it to the final round with the University of Mississippi, and the pairing of Eric Anderson and Ryan Elder was declared the overall champion. Congratulations team!

Flint's Archway Blog Launches - Seeking Young Area Artists

The University of Michigan-Flint’s Communication and Visual Arts Department launched, as part of the Flint Youth Media Project, which seeks to engage young people (ages 13-21) in a variety of media immersion programs to build literacy, communications, and social/collaboration skills. Their first networking event is November 22nd.


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