Case Western Reserve University is a leading independent research institution with nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate/professional students and more than 100,000 alumni, all dedicated to living out the university’s ethos: think beyond the possible. One of the nation’s top universities, Case Western Reserve University offers a wealth of resources and opportunities to students seeking a unique undergraduate experience. Students learn from top faculty in academic programs that weave classroom theory with hands-on applications in a host of real-world settings. Our mid-sized urban campus is located within Cleveland’s University Circle, a concentration of nearly 50 cultural, medical, educational, and social service institutions in one square mile that has been named one of “America’s Prettiest Neighborhoods.”

The College of Arts and Sciences at CWRU houses educational and research programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences, physical and biological sciences, and mathematics. The College of Arts and Sciences has humanities majors and minors located in departments of philosophy, English, religious studies, modern languages and literatures (including French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Spanish, and Japanese), art history and art, classics, and music. CWRU also hosts centers and interdisciplinary programs that focus on a wide range of issues, including the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, Inamori International Center for Ethics & Excellence, the Social Justice Institute, and the program in Women’s and Gender Studies.

Humanities students in the College of Arts and Sciences have access to unprecedented opportunities through collaborations with renowned University Circle institutions including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, the Western Reserve Historical Society, and the Cleveland Botanical Garden, along with many more.