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College of Arts & Science

Welcome to the College of Arts and Science

We are the oldest college west of the Mississippi and the largest division at MU. The college provides its more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students with liberal education programs in fine and performing arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences. In addition, the college is responsible for teaching most of the core courses required of all undergraduate students on campus. Read more...


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  • The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures Seminar Series presents “Narratives from the Borderlands” by Selfa Chew-Smithart, University of Texas at El Paso
    Sept. 19, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in the Arts and Science Building room 113
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  • College of Arts and Science Fall Welcome
    Sept. 24, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Lowry Mall
    Meet faculty and students from each department, learn about research opportunities, explore study abroad options, eat pizza, get a free shirt, and enjoy the entertainment.
  • Distinguished Lecture Series in Psychology presents "The Uncontrolled Human Environment as a Source of Stability and Diversity" by Dr. Eric Turkheimer, University of Virginia
    September 25, 2014, 3:30 to 5:00pm, at Jesse Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union
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  • Saint Louis area alumni are invited to learn about the history of Sherlock Homes at a special event with MU professor Nancy West
    Sept. 27, 3:00 p.m., The Tavern of Fine Arts 313 Belt Avenue, Saint Louis, Missouri 63112
    The event is hosted by the English Leader's Board at the University of Missouri and Mizzou Alumni Association. Please RSVP by Sept. 24 to Amanda Schlink at or 573-884-4482.
  • “We Always Swing” Jazz Series kicks off the 2014–15 season with a double-bill concert
    Conrad Herwig’s Latin Side All-Stars + Joe Lovano AND special guest Chucho Valdés
    Thursday, October 2. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.
    Discounted tickets available for MU faculty, staff, and students:
    Front floor/lower balcony—$35 (regularly $45)
    Middle of floor, back—$30 (regularly $39)
    Call 573-449-3009 or visit
    Student/group discounts available (6 or more tickets)
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  • The Peace Studies Program and the Department of Romance Languages present “Learning from Latin American Social Movements” by Clif Ross and Marcy Rein
    Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m., Middlebush 212
    Ross and Rein will be speaking on their book, Until the Rulers Obey, which examines democratization in Latin America. Invite your Homecoming visitors and relatives to the talk!
    The Peace Studies Program will host a limited number of visiting alumni as guests to dinner with the speakers, at the Broadway Brewery (816 E Broadway, Columbia) at 5:00 p.m. on Oct. 24. E-mail for reservations, please.

Dean Michael J. O'Brien


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