The College of Arts and Sciences is a place of discovery, creativity, and imagination that form the core of a liberal arts education at Syracuse University. Through its three academic divisions--the Sciences and Mathematics, the Humanities, and the Social Sciences (offered in collaboration with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs)--The College offers an eclectic array of traditional degree options as well as a number of interdisciplinary, dual, and combined-degree programs.

Emerging areas of interdisciplinary excellence within The College include the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology, biomedicine, neuroscience, humanities in the digital age, and climate change and sustainability.The College’s three academic divisions offer more than 50 majors, 40 minors, and 30 master’s and Ph.D. programs.


In 1870 the College of Liberal Arts was established as Syracuse University’s founding college. The name was changed to College of Arts and Sciences in 1970.

    Dates of existence:
  • 1970-present

    Historical names:
  • College of Liberal Art (1870-1970)


Browse the College of Arts and Sciences Collections:

African American Studies

Art & Music Histories

Art & Music Histories - Theses


Chemistry - Dissertations

Chemistry - Faculty Scholarship

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Communication Sciences and Disorders - Dissertations

Earth & Environmental Sciences - Dissertations

Earth & Environmental Sciences - Theses


English - Dissertations

Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics - Dissertations

Linguistic Studies - Theses


Pan African Studies - Theses

Philosophy - Dissertations

Philosophy - Theses


Physics - Dissertations

Physics - Theses


Psychology - Dissertations

Psychology - Theses

Raymond Carver Reading Series


Religion - Dissertations

Religion - Theses

Science Teaching - Dissertations

Speech-Language Pathology - Theses

Syracuse University French Colloquium

Writing Program – Dissertations

Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition