The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is the intellectual core of the university, conducting research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields.  Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world’s most critical problems. The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom. 

The College of Arts and Sciences comprises a vast spectrum of studies in the natural sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities

The current mission of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is as follows:

  • To preserve, interpret and convey humane values and learning, while
  • Creating, integrating and applying knowledge in the arts and sciences by
  • Ensuring excellence across a broad scope of liberal arts education,
  • Providing a superior learning experience for students, through dedicated teaching, research and creative work,
  • Fostering educational exchange within the University, the Colorado community and society as a whole,
  • And maintaining a community of teachers and scholars devoted to the preservation and discovery of knowledge and to the well-being of future generations.

At the beginning of the 2017-2018 academic year, the College of Arts and Sciences began its strategic visioning process for the next ten years. Read more about the process and the vision on the strategic planning page.