Making a difference through
The Engaged Liberal Arts.
Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Making an Impact
Why can’t modern American political systems build coalitions? In his new book, History’s Timothy Shenk reveals how visionaries once forged majorities—and how polarization tore them apart.
Learning & Discovery
In Tom Guglielmo’s American Studies capstone course, students like junior Noor Jehan Ansari train a critical eye on their university’s history—from Civil War archives to on-campus activism.
History Professor Denver Brunsman sat down with CCAS Dean Paul Wahlbeck to discuss Washington’s life—from slaveholder and soldier to the nation’s first president—and the impact of his legacy.
Third Century Scholarship Endowment Match
The largest fundraising match in GW's history, this scholarship match is a landmark opportunity to support Columbian College students. GW will match new gifts to need-based undergraduate scholarship endowments dollar-for-dollar.
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