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The Engaged Liberal Arts.


Columbian College of Arts & Sciences


Making a Difference

Data Science Students Map Ukraine

As winter sets in, Ukrainians face harsh temperatures in war-torn homes. But CCAS data science students are mapping out a rescue plan.

Learning & Discovery

Democracy’s Shifting Attitude

In a video conversation, Political Science’s Andrew Thompson spoke with Dean Paul Wahlbeck about the heightened threats and anxieties surrounding American Democracy.

Faculty Spotlight

U.S. Museums Face a ‘Reckoning’

With museums reexamining how they exhibit Native American items, Corcoran’s Laura Schiavo uncovers a historical legacy of political and cultural influence.


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