Making a difference through
The Engaged Liberal Arts.
Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Making an Impact
In her first year as chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society, Karen E. Knudsen, BA ’90, (Biology) joined scientists, lawmakers and caregivers from across the country in a fight against the nation’s second-leading killer.
Learning & Discovery
Psychology’s Lisa Bowleg and Milken’s Deanna Kerrigan are leading an interdisciplinary partnership to help community-engaged researchers develop new approaches for promoting health equity and improving HIV prevention.
Senior Ellie D’Andria orchestrated her special interdisciplinary major into a podcast celebrating the joy of music. A performer with GW bands and choirs, she’s raising her voice to advocate for music education.
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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