|Established||1873; 149 years ago|
The College of Arts & Sciences (CAS), which includes the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GRS), is the largest school at Boston University, offering Bachelor of Arts degrees in over 20 departments and 25 interdisciplinary programs, including those offered through the Pardee School of Global Studies. The departments and programs are divided into four broad categories (natural science, social science, humanities, and math & computer science) and encompass over 2,500 courses and over 70 undergraduate majors and minors; graduate students can earn a master's or Ph.D. in nearly 50 fields. Over 7,000 undergraduates and almost 2,000 graduate students attend the College of Arts & Sciences each year.
CAS was founded in 1873 as the College of Liberal Arts, with Rev. John W. Lindsay serving as the first dean, and was renamed to the College of Arts & Sciences in 1996. The School of All Sciences, which would later become the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, opened a year later in 1874. Currently, CAS has over 82,000 living alumni and GRS has over 23,000.
- College of Arts and Sciences Main Page
- College of Arts and Sciences Fact Sheet
- College of Arts and Sciences Departmental Listing
- "Boston University Information Center: College of Arts and Sciences". 2005. Archived from the original on 2006-10-07. Retrieved 2006-11-12.
- "Boston University College of Arts and Sciences". Retrieved 2006-11-12.