Why Choose Arts & Science?
Diversity of Classes
The College of Arts and Science offers 36 undergraduate majors and 50 undergraduate minors ranging from art to English, biology to political science. Scientists, artists, writers, philosophers, musicians, statisticians, and others study here.
MU’s Campus Writing Program and Learning Communities were listed in U.S. News and World Report’s 2009 “America’s Best Colleges” issue as excellent programs leading to student success. The Undergraduate Research Mentorship Program encourages students to collaborate on research with faculty members. Other programs include the Summer Repertory Theatre Program and a summer field camp in Wyoming for geology students.
Our faculty supplement their achievements in the classroom with significant research, scholarly interpretation, writing and creative production. Faculty include internationally recognized mathematicians; top experts in psychology; the 2009 winner of the American Chemical Society’s highest honor - the Priestley Award; winners of the American Book Award and the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Academy Award in Literature, and physics researchers working to reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil.
Graduates of this college include a Golden Globe Award-winning actor, an Academy Award-winning actor, three current governors, the former deputy director of the CIA, a physicist/astronaut, Missouri’s first poet laureate and a legendary cartoonist.