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The Engaged Liberal Arts.


Columbian College of Arts & Sciences


Making a Difference

Bio Students Thrive as Harlan Fellows

A cohort of biology students spent their summer in the lab and the field thanks to a CCAS program that supports undergraduate research opportunities.

Learning & Discovery

What is your Dog Telling you?

A study by Anthropology’s Courtney Sexton explores the relationship between a dog’s facial appearance and how they communicate with their human companions.

Alumni Spotlight

Redefining Disability with Art

In his films, award-winning director Reid Davenport, BA ’12, takes viewers inside the lives of people with disabilities. He was honored at the Sundance Film Festival.


Happening Now


Registration is open for the 2023 Graduate Programs Virtual Open House! The online event includes program-specific info sessions and opportunities to engage with current students, faculty and our admissions team. Register to save your spot today.


Alumni and families, make plans to visit campus from September 30 to October 2 to connect with each other and see what’s new at CCAS! Visit the GW Alumni & Families Weekend website to plan your visit, see a full schedule of events and register.


Join CCAS and ESIA on Monday, October 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Smith Center. This will be a great opportunity to meet with law school representatives and attend a workshop and panels designed to prepare you for law school. Attendance is free.


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