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, performance, 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.


CSEP New Student Orientation on Sept. 12, 10am-12pm, MSB 302

Computer Science, Engineering  and Physics programs (CSEP) is organizing a New Student Orientation for all incoming first year and transfer students on Sept. 12, 2014, at MSB 302 from 10am to 12pm. The event will include faculty presentations about program courses, requirements, and study skills to succeed in higher education. Students will be able to meet program faculty, and be advised of the recommended plan of study for completion of their degrees.

UM-Flint Joins in Study and Work with Blanding's Turtles

Recently UM-Flint grad student Angie Cleary defended her Masters' thesis, "Habitat, Movements, Temperatures, and Survivorship of Headstarted Juvenile Blanding's Turtles."  Her work was part of a coalition between UM-Flint, The Detroit Zoo, and the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge. Eggs of Blanding's Turtles were collected, incubated, and the juveniles raised before being released back into the wild. Angie's work followed the turtles after their release. Click MORE to read about the project.

New ERS Program: City and Regional Planning Minor

This fall, the Earth & Resource Science Department will offer a new minor in City and Regional Planning (also known as "urban planning).

English Students Publish Class Book

Students of Dr. Mary Jo Kietzman's ENG 317 have published a compilation of student essays in a book titled Authors to Ouselves. It features twelve essays along with student art and photography and focuses on the power of necessity of literature in understanding and engaging with our lives, communities, and world.

UM-Flint Faculty, Student, & Alums Create MI Civil War History Book

University of Michigan-Flint is well represented on a team that has independently published The American Civil War Years: The Michigan Experience (The Reenactors’ Telling). Read the story or listen to an interview with faculty member Donna Ullrich on Michigan Radio's Stateside.

UM-Flint Engineering Program Gains National Accreditation

The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (Applied Science Accreditation Commission) has finished an 18-month evaluation of the University of Michigan-Flint Mechanical Engineering Program and has granted accreditation.

UM-Flint Faculty Member Receives $5,000 Grant for Youth Media Project

Donna Ullrich from the Communications and Visual Arts Department of UM-Flint was recently awarded $5,000 from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint for her Flint Youth Media Project blog. This blog is one of five programs envisioned by the Project. All are aimed at improving media education, community, and skills in local youth.

New 15-Credit WGS Certificate to be offered at UM-Flint

Beginning in Fall 2014, UM-Flint will be offering a 15-credit certification in Women’s and Gender Studies. This certification will complement the busy schedule of students trying to fill requirements for graduation. 

UM-Flint Announces STEM-Focused Community Club for Girls

The University of Michigan-Flint, in partnership with Longway Planetarium and Kettering University, is excited to announce the Curiosity Academy: a STEM-focused community club for 7th and 8th grade girls.