College of Arts & Sciences

Phone: 773-995-3788 HWH 330


David Kanis, Interim Dean
Email:dkanis@csu.edu
Phone:773-995-2339

Mission Statement

The College of Arts and Sciences provides the intellectual nucleus of the University. The college prepares its students to be competitive in challenging careers in the humanities and performing arts, the social and behavioral sciences, and the STEM (physical Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines of life. The college provides students throughout the university with broad interdiscipline awareness and competence to equip them for citizenship in the 21st century environment of diversity, globalization and social justice.

Vision Statement

The College of Arts and Sciences will be recognized for its depth and breadth of scholarship; its commitment to utilizing pedagogies that effectively teach students while equipping them for the workplace; its student and community engagement in research and creative activities to foster economic growth, social justice, and lifelong personal development; its support of all education programs in the University by teaching critical thinking, numeracy and creative and purposeful writing. It will be recognized for engagement in major issues that both challenge and foster democratic thought.


Janet Halpin, Interim Associate Dean
Email: jhalpin@csu.edu
Phone:773-995-2484
Yan Searcy, Interim Associate Dean
Email: ysearcy@csu.edu
Phone: 773-995-5015

Nowhere are the mission and ambition of Chicago State University better reflected than in the College of Arts and Sciences.

We offer you the opportunity to grow into your best, most complete self. Become acquainted with diverse cultures and yourself. Discover the joys of teaching and learning. Think. Write. Perform. Learn how to compute and construct, Master the art of managing yourself and others.

Complement your quest for knowledge and personal fulfillment with the vast offerings of one of the most dynamic cities in the world.

CAS Scholarship for Undergraduate Students 2014-2015

Winners of the College of Arts & Sciences Scholarship for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014!

Thank You Letter from the Dean to CSU Support Departments