College of Arts & Sciences

Why Arts & Sciences

At the University of Michigan-Flint’s College of Arts & Sciences (CAS), students experience a liberal education. Whether their focus tends to lie more with the sciences or the arts, they will learn through a variety of subjects and gain the skills valued most highly by employers. Students will expand their horizons and discover new interests throughout their years in CAS, emerging as capable learners ready for whatever comes next in life.

“Liberal Education is an approach to learning that empowers individuals and prepares them to deal with complexity, diversity, and change. It provides students with broad knowledge of the wider world (e.g. science, culture, and society) as well as in-depth study in a specific area of interest. A liberal education helps students develop a sense of social responsibility, as well as strong and transferable intellectual and practical skills such as communication, analytical and problem-solving skills, and a demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and skills in real-world settings.”

American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U)