Resources for CAS Students

The 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.

An education in the arts & sciences 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.

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What Literature Lends: An essay by English major Joshua Schantz

Joshua Schantz, a senior CAS student, penned this essay that details his discovery of literature. Starting from a high school student who avoided engaging with books, Joshua is now a senior in the Department of English who immerses himself in literature. Click "more" to read this wonderful insight into a young man's discovery of the written word.  

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Ayana’s journey from UM-Flint to a national laboratory

Ayana was invited to join her professor's theoretical physics research group as a freshman. After building her skills and experience at UM-Flint, Ayana went on to earn her PhD - now she holds a research position with Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Click more to read her story. 

Fighting back: Holly Attebury’s cancer research studies began at UM-Flint

When Holly Attebury’s father passed away from pancreatic cancer, she knew that she wanted to make a difference. Walking away from a successful career in advertising, Attebury enrolled in UM-Flint’s B.S. in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology program. Now she is a Ph.D. student in one of the top cancer research programs in the country at UM-Ann Arbor. Read about the opportunities she found at UM-Flint

UM-Flint’s Online B.S. in Psychology made a Michigan degree accessible for Brandon Lesner

Brandon, a 37-year-old father used to juggle his home responsibilities with taking on-campus coursework at a community college, but that schedule proved to be unsustainable for Brandon, who has muscular dystrophy and is unable to drive. Then he found UM-Flint's Online Psychology program, saying "The University of Michigan history gave me the confidence that these online programs were done right." Read more about his story

Sociology professor explores the impact of urban planning in new book

In Assistant Professor of Sociology Jacob Lederman's recently published book, Chasing World-Class Urbanism: Global Policy versus Everyday Survival in Buenos Aires, Lederman explores how the city’s goal of becoming “world class” has created differing outcomes for its residents. Read more about his work in the South American city. 

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