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 Faculty Welcomed & Honored at 2015 Convocation

The 2015 Academic Affairs Convocation at UM-Flint honored award-winning, promoted, and long serving faculty members and introduced ten new CAS faculty members to the campus community. The day also included a celebration of teaching at the pre-convocation workshop.

Professor Chris Pearson Named Interim Assoc. Dean of CAS

Interim Dean Susan Gano-Phillips announced that Professor Chris Pearson will be the new Interim Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. Says Gano-Phillips, "Chris will join Associate Dean Roy Barnes in providing leadership within the College. I am confident that Chris and Roy’s leadership will provide stability, momentum, and innovation for the College during the upcoming year."

Interim Dean Announced for the College of Arts & Sciences

As announced by Doug Knerr, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Professor Susan Gano-Phillips has accepted the appointment of Interim Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at UM-Flint. Says Knerr, "I look forward to Susan’s leadership in moving the College of Arts and Sciences forward. Please join me in congratulating her and supporting her in her work."

ART 366 Students Create Murals for the Flint Community

Associate Professor Michael Sevick's ART 366 class has completed a mural for the Genesee County Health Department and panels for the South Saginaw Corridor of Murals. Click "MORE" to read on and see pictures of their work.

UM-Flint Innovative Impact Award Winners Announced

Chancellor Susan E. Borrego has announced two winning proposals for the inaugural UM-Flint Innovative Impact Award. Winners included Dr. Greg Rybarczyk of Earth & Resource Science. He was a part of the group presenting “Promoting Environmental Sustainability, Health, and Well Being.”

UM-Flint Helps Support Local Theatre Workshop for Youth

Kendrick Jones is a UM-Flint Theatre & Dance Department faculty member and the Executive Director of the Shop Floor Theatre Company. This summer he is leading a free workshop for youth from Genesee and Shiawassee counties that will allow the students to create theatre performances based on their everyday experiences while exploring the similiarties and differences between rural and urban lives.

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.

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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2015 CAS Staff Award Winners Announced
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