Making a difference through

The Engaged Liberal Arts.


Columbian College of Arts & Sciences


Making a Difference

Alumnus Aids African Health Care

Alumnus Nasser Diallo, BA ’18, founded Clinic+O to improve health care access for millions in his native Guinea and across West Africa. It combines virtual and in-person care.

Learning & Discovery

Cicada Cycle Alters Food Chains

New research by CCAS biologists revealed that even after cicada emergences subside, the insect invasion continues to eat away at ecosystems.

Faculty Spotlight

Screening Civics in Cinema

In her American studies class, Elisabeth Anker explores the hidden political themes in movies from Thelma and Louise and 12 Angry Men to Batman.

Happening Now

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GW’s Columbian College of Arts & Sciences offers master’s and professional certificates ranging from programs in green chemistry, CSI and art therapy to public policy, data science and clinical psychology. REV UP and learn more today!


CCAS by the Numbers

67 majors, 68 minors, 16 grad certificates, 51 master's degrees, 24 doctoral degrees
507 permanent full-time faculty, 720 average annual faculty media hits
5,200 undergraduate students, 2,555 graduate students, 88,000 alumni living in all states and countries





The Columbian College Experience

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.

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"My fondest GW memories are the ‘in-between moments.’ My time is filled with amazing guest speakers joining classes and attending events across the city. GW has given me more opportunities than I ever thought possible. But the times I’ll look back on most frequently will be the memories made attending professors’ office hours, during late-night study sessions and group project meetings, and in the few minutes chatting with my peers before class begins."

Elizabeth Mintz
BA ‘21, Political Science