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College of Arts and Sciences

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences. We’re known as CAS around campus and we’re home to a diverse selection of majors and minors. Our course offerings are broad, but one thing is consistent: we’re committed to developing all our students’ essential liberal arts skills. Those are the foundational skills that will serve you well no matter where life or your career takes you. As a Falcon, you’ll cultivate those skills through personalized high-impact experiences, whether you’re a political science major interning at the statehouse, a physics student conducting research in Antarctica or a stage and screen arts major working set design for a campus theatre production.


Interested in STEM fields? CAS may just be your new home! Our award-winning academic programs offer majors in the natural sciences, biomedical and health sciences, mathematics and more. Contemporary course offerings ready you for today’s careers and you’ll have access to cutting-edge technology in innovative classroom and lab settings. You’ll dive headfirst into research as early as your first semester and work right alongside our passionate faculty, studying everything from laser physics to advanced mathematical concepts.

Maybe the creative arts is your calling? With our rich catalog of arts offerings, you’ll be able to unleash your creative genius while receiving an excellent education. Art majors are welcomed into a vibrant community with incredible emphasis options ranging from graphic design and ceramics to glass (we have one of the oldest glass degree programs in the country!). Stage and screen arts students hone their collaboration skills through student-led productions. Music majors are taught by working musicians and not only do we have an amazing on-campus music scene, but we’re minutes away from the incredible Twin Cities music community.

And that’s not all! In addition to STEM and arts offerings, CAS is home to many majors in the humanities and social sciences. Whether you’re interested in communication studies, English, criminology, history or one of our other offerings, we’re committed to helping you develop flexible, adaptable lifelong skills. Your education will be filled with impactful experiences like internships, research, capstone projects, study abroad opportunities and so much more. Come see what opportunities are waiting for you in the College of Arts and Sciences!


We want you to succeed! We have lots of scholarship opportunities including dedicated awards for CAS students. Many majors have dedicated scholarships and some scholarships are even reserved for first-year students! Learn more and apply.

Majors and Minors

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Graduate Programs

We’re more than just undergraduate degrees! Our graduate programs provide flexible affordable options in a wide variety of interest areas, all tailored to help you succeed. Learn more.

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We've got lots to offer and that includes answers to all your questions! Looking for more information on one of our academic programs or our involvement opportunities? Maybe you just want to know a little more about what classes you might take in our college? Whatever your question, we're here to help - just give us a call at 715-425-3777 or email