Making a difference through
The Engaged Liberal Arts.
Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Making a Difference
Blind from birth, John P. Benison, BA ’93, has triumphed over life challenges, thanks in part to his parents and, he says, to GW, which he attended with scholarship support.
Learning & Discovery
Three new black-bellied salamanders once thought to be a single species were discovered in the southern Appalachian Mountains by a research team led by biology’s R. Alexander Pyron.
Through a new CCAS internship program, STEM students like cognitive neuroscience major Lily Reck (left) and chemistry major Nora Houseman (right) spent the summer in faculty labs.
Every year, thousands of talented and promising young people come to the George Washington University with a desire to change the world. But not every future leader has the same opportunity.
CCAS by the Numbers
The Columbian College of Arts & Sciences is home to what it calls the engaged liberal arts, where experiential learning and research opportunities, unique access to D.C. and the world, a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary curriculum and an expansive alumni network prepare the next generation of engaged, effective and responsible citizens of the 21st century.
"There’s a really unique type of student who ends up at GW. It’s not a conventional school choice, and there’s an even more selective group who end up in a program like . . . political communications. Those people are just amazing, and I’ve made some really good friends over the last couple of years, and that’s what’s going to be the most important thing I take away from my college experience—the people I met.”
BA ‘22, Political Communications