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Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

 

Making a Difference

Out in the Streets

From bike lanes to bus stops, the geography majors in David Rain’s capstone class travel throughout the District to understand curbside use and inform public policy decisions.

Learning & Discovery

Impacting the Earth and Sky

Astrophysics graduate student Sarah Chastain uses South Africa’s MeerKAT telescope to search space for cosmic transients and train a diverse new generation of students and scholars.

Student Spotlight

When Autism Research Hits Home

Luther Rice-winning neuroscience major Mohammed Almarkhan researches the link between autism and dementia. His findings may improve the lives of millions—including his own sister.


The Centuries Initiative for Scholarships and Fellowships

 

 

 

Every year, thousands of talented and promising young people come to the George Washington University with a desire to change the world. But not every future leader has the same opportunity.

Help CCAS Open Doors


CCAS by the Numbers

 

67 majors, 68 minors, 17 certificates, 51 master's degrees, 24 doctoral degrees

 

 

530 Full-Time Faculty, 5,100 undergraduate, 2,500 graduate

 

 

86,000 Columbian College Alumni living in all 50 states and 120+ 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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"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.”

Jonas Poggi
BA ‘22, Political Communications