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The College of Arts and Sciences is at the heart of Ashland’s liberal arts undergraduate experience and home to 16 academic departments, over 50 undergraduate majors and 4 graduate programs spanning the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, mathematics and fine arts. The college is dedicated to providing opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to engage in research or creative activity.

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Mancha
Dr. Louis A. Mancha, Jr. is an associate professor of philosophy, specializing in medieval and early modern philosophy and philosophy of religion. He received his...Read more

International Collaboration Research Center

The Ashland University International Collaboration Research Center connects talented undergraduate researchers with a worldwide network of social scientists to help tackle some of the largest collaborative projects ever undertaken in psychological science and related fields. To date, we have collaborated with over 300 researchers in 18 countries, and these projects have resulted in 4 Ashland University undergraduate students earning co-authorship on 2 articles that have over 1,200 total citations in the published literature.

Visit ICRC's pages to learn more about our current projects, our research assistants, our scholarship program, and other activities related to the AUICRC.

Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URCA)

Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URCA) was established in 2009 by Dean Dawn Weber to support the scholarly work of students in the College of Arts and Sciences at Ashland University.  URCA is involved in promoting collaboration between faculty and students in projects that go beyond the walls of the classroom.  MORE...

Interested in Customizing Your Own Major?

A Multidisciplinary Studies Major enables an undergraduate student to pursue a cohesive set of courses from two different disciplinary areas in substitution for the traditional major.  MORE...

Influence Policy and Protect Our Country

The Intelligence Internship at ATIC offers a unique opportunity for college students interested in careers in intelligence.  The internship provides the student with a working background in intelligence and the skills needed to become an entry level intelligence analyst in the Intelligence Community.  Read More

Living Learning Communities

By bringing first-year students together to form a collaborative network, Living Learning Communities facilitate a smooth transition to college life and provide a few nice extras, too.  MORE...

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Senior voice major Anna Rivero (Three Bridges, New Jersey) presents...Read more
John Simpson, Executive Director of the Winous Point Marsh conservancy,...Read more
Produced by Megan Harvey as fulfillment of her Senior Theatre...Read more

CAS News

JDM Student Travel to Sioux Falls for Elite Eight

JDM students traveled 900 miles to Sioux Falls, South Dakota to cover the Ashland University women’s basketball team in the NCAA Division II Women's Elite… Read more

AU Senior Producing a Show in 24 Hours

The Department of Theatre presents The 24-Hour Theatre Project produced by senior multiple-disciplinary major Megan Harvey for her senior capstone. The performance will be held… Read more

Senior Recital: Anna Rivero, soprano, Mar. 22

Ashland University Department of Music will present a senior recital with soprano Anna Rivero accompanied by pianist Deb Logan on Thursday, March 22, at 7:30… Read more

2018 Juried Student Art Exhibition Awards

Rachael Santee, Best in Show Lauren Bayless, Bernini Award Ashley Montgomery, CAS Dean's Award Samantha Rhonemus, 3-D Award Keeleigh Myers, Printmaking Award Saige Haines, Digital… Read more


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Student Opinions

See what people are saying about our programs.
Davia Gerbec
In May 2013, I graduated from Ashland University with a degree in BioChemistry and a minor in Theology. In the beginning of my junior year in college, I had decided I wanted to attend medical school after graduation. Soon after, I talked with several faculty members in the science department... more
Daiva Gerbec
Erica Brindley, English and Creative Writing major
When I went to college at Ashland University, magic happened. I somehow wound up in the English 101 class of Dr. Joe Mackall. His first assignment? A personal narrative about whatever we wanted. So on a hot August night in my dorm room, I sat down and wrote about attending a KISS and Aerosmith... more
Erica Brindley
Mike Hanck
“After obtaining my BA in Religion at Ashland University in 2008, I found myself in the midst of great opportunity. Using what I had learned from my undergraduate studies, I applied to Trinity Lutheran Seminary and was accepted. I also found myself involved with and useful to a variety of... more
Mike Hanck
Lauren Goossens
I just finished my first semester of graduate school at Miami University in the Speech Pathology program. Graduate school is definitely tough and very demanding, but my experience at Ashland has helped to prepare me for the change. Just like at Ashland, the professors in my program at MU are... more
Lauren Goossens '13
Seth Snow
Seth Snow graduated as an Integrated Language Arts major in 2007. He applied for a job as a seventh-grade teacher and was hired to teach a “great books curriculum.” He proceeded to teach his seventh-graders Ray Bradbury’s story “The Veldt.” Some of the administrators felt this was too... more
Seth Snow, Integrated Language Arts major
Tom Sweo
Tom Sweo writes, "Since graduating in May of 2012, I've been working two jobs. The first is a full-time job with the 3E Company in Canton, Ohio, doing technical support and quality assurance. Recently I've been doing technical writing as part of a team overhauling the training manuals that we... more
Tom Sweo, Integrated Language Arts '12
Kate Bartlett
“I was a student at AU as part of the bachelors plus program (Integrated Sciences grades 7-12). Originally I started at the Columbus branch of AU in 2006 and then transferred to main campus during the 2007-2008 school year. Once at main campus I began taking classes such as Physiology,... more
Kate Bartlett
Angelique Cunningham
In my time spent at Ashland University, I have come to understand that each of our faculty members brings amazing contributions as educators and more importantly as genuine caring people. They all have an ability to enlighten, inspire, motivate, and challenge their students. Upon entering... more
Angelique Cunningham, Class of 2012
Miriah Keller
Through study abroad and studying here at Ashland, I have not only learned more about their cultures, but I have learned more about myself. Learning a different language will teach you persistence and devotion, while making connections with people who you would never think of connecting with.
Miriah Keller
Michelle Wilson
Michelle Wilson graduated from Ashland University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Television Broadcast Production and Professional Video. Michelle is currently the Executive Producer of a nationally syndicated health and fitness show entitled, “Peter’s Principles with Peter Nielsen.” She... more
Michelle Wilson
Nicole Valentine
My opportunities at Ashland have been more than I could have ever imagined. I switched my major to Psychology my second semester freshman year. It was the best choice I could have made. My freshman year brought a lot of great opportunities for me. I began assisting Dr. Bonfiglio with research... more
Nicole Valentine