College of Arts and Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) In The News
- Eastern Earns National Recognition
- Eastern University Named 2014-2015 College of Distinction
- Eastern is honored as College of Distinction
- Eastern University Named Top College For Older Students
- Eastern University Named Number Five of Top 50 Beautiful Christian Colleges in the World
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CAS Faculty, Alums and Students In The News
- Eastern Alumnus and Local Astronomer Awarded Hubble Space Telescope Time
- Alumnus Bryan Stevenson ('81) named to Presidential Task Force
- Dr. Julia Stewart Receives Fulbright Award
- Dr. Steven Boyer Receives Lindback Award
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Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences at Eastern University
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Eastern University offers over 70 areas to study including BA, BS, BSN, BSW, minors, and pre-professional options. CAS houses prestigious programs such as the Templeton Honors College, Leadership Fellows Program, W. Goode Scholars and Howard Fellows Program. Generally, but not limited to, entering CAS students can be described as recent high school graduates, transfer students, or international students.
Excellence in Academics
The College of Arts and Sciences at Eastern University is committed to a small student-to-professor ratio (11:1) while integrating Faith, Reason and Justice through our prestigious breadth of faculty. Close to 80% of full-time faculty hold doctorates (any field) or their terminal degree with over 328 books and close to 70 articles published. CAS graduates boast of a decade of outstanding placement: 93-99% of Eastern University graduates over the last decade within six months of graduation were pursuing post-graduate education, working, or full-time volunteers.
The College of Arts and Sciences celebrates such high honors as a ranking of Top Tier of North Regional Universities in the latest edition of America's Best Colleges in U.S.News & World Report magazine, and as a Christian and Pennsylvania “College of Distinction”. Recent CAS students have achieved national recognition including ISI fellows, St. Andrews Society, Princeton University’s Witherspoon Institute invitation to First Principles Seminar, William E. Simon fellowship, and Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Female Performer of the Year.
Informed by the rich tradition of the liberal arts, College of Arts and Sciences seeks to provide Christ-centered education in a residential environment, enabling students to develop the intellectual and academic skills, character, and conviction to work for justice, reconciliation, and Christian transformation in all areas of life. The College strives to prepare students to think critically, question rigorously, communicate clearly, and value deeply the pursuit of faith, knowledge, truth, and justice. Students are challenged to develop a Christian worldview and ethic which serve to motivate and ground their pursuit of a more just, harmonious world. Through academic challenge and the rich opportunities for personal and holistic growth afforded by our residential program and campus community, students graduate equipped to exercise responsible stewardship, think boldly about societal and global engagement, and bring reconciliation to their world.