The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences boasts more than 42 departments and programs that encompass the breadth and depth of the arts and sciences. Columbian College provides the foundation for GW's commitment to the liberal arts and a broad education for all students. A diverse and engaged student body, an internationally recognized faculty and active partnerships with prestigious research institutions place Columbian College at the forefront in advancing policy, enhancing culture and transforming lives through research and discovery.
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Top 6 #OnlyatGW Moments
Taking a Selfie With Your Hero
Walking to Your Internship on the Hill
Graduating on the National Mall
Bumping into VIPs
Calling This Your Classroom
Making a Difference
Sophomore Carly Abenstein, Political Communication '16, snapped a selfie with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney after an April 2014 event at the School of Media and Public Affairs.
"At the Speaker's balcony :) #interning #capitolhill #government #onlyatgw #gwu" - Zoya Naumchik (@zoyanaumchik on Instagram) GW Arts & Sciences, Political Science major
Each May, GW graduates walk across the National Mall during commencement ceremonies - a true #OnlyatGW experience.
"Grocery shopping with the one and only Christine Lagarde! Chatted entirely in French (she even complimented my accent!) about Paris, Sciences Po, and her work at the G20!" - Amy O'Halloran, GW Class of 2015
"You call this a museum. I call it my classroom and office building #NGA #OnlyatGW." Theatre major Meghan Bernstein (@crutahn), Class of 2015, shares a photo on her way to class at the National Gallery of Art.
GW students completed over 100,000 hours of community service to secure Michelle Obama as commencement speaker and continue to make a difference across the University and the country through service learning initiatives, volunteering and alternative spring break programs.