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.


Public Lecture, October 2: Governing Michigan Cities in Crisis

Dayne Walling, Mayor of Flint, will discuss the challenges and opportunities of governing municipalities during economic crisis. This lecture is the first in a three-part series entitled "The Future of Michigan Cities." This discussion will be held Thursday, October 2nd, at 6:30pm in the UCEN KIVA. It is free and open to all members of the campus and community.

Murchie Science Renovation to Provide Better Experiences for All

The nearly 27-year-old building will feature new labs and other facilities that will both enhance the learning experience of students and increase faculty resources. For faculty, special areas have been constructed in the labs where they can do their research, often with the assistance of students.

CAS Faulty, Students Part of Growing Trend in Civic Engagement Courses

The number of civic engagement courses at the University of Michigan-Flint has reached a record high this semester. These classes are designed to connect academic expertise to community concerns. The College of Arts and Sciences is proud to have such a large number of faculty involved in these courses.


UM-Flint's Chemistry Department is offering a STEM-focused community club for 7th and 8th grade girls. Applications are being accepted through October 8th. The girls will work with faculty, staff, and students from UM-Flint, Kettering, and Longway Planetarium. 

New POL SCI Course, Winter 2015

POL 394: Special Topics - Middle East Politics will be taught by Dr. Dauda Abubakar on Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:30-3:45pm. Topics discussed will include the Arab Spring, conflict in Syria, the ISIS insurgency, and the Iraq war. Students will deepen understanding of the complexities of the Middle East; gain insight about the role religious identities play in shaping Middle East politics; and gain knowledge about the challenges of U.S. intervention in Middle East politics.

CRJ Major Receives Grant for Youth Workshops

UM-Flint Criminal Justice student Ella Thorp received a New Leaders grant from the Michigan Council on Arts and Cultural Affairs to develop and implement gender-based theatre workshops for young women detained at Genesee County’s youth detention facility (GVRC). These workshops are part of the Buckham/GVRC Share Art Project.