Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Our Commitment to Diversity

The Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences is committed to advancing an inclusive community in which everyone is welcomed, respected, valued and heard. We believe our community is enriched by diversity...

... along a number of dimensions including race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender expression, sexuality, class, disability, religion, and political ideology/identification. We acknowledge the historical and current structural inequities that present challenges to both the access and success of historically disadvantaged groups. We have developed specific goals and key strategies to strengthen inclusion, diversity, and equity and belonging within our college community.

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

The Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and oldest degree-granting college at the University, home to schools, departments, centers and institutes in education, fine arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences.

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We offer a wide variety of undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees and certificates.

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UA and the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences award more than $250 million in aid annually.

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Academic advising

Your advisor will help you set educational and career goals, and serve as a resource for any support you might need.


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Launching Ohio’s first interdisciplinary Center for Intelligence and Security Studies

With a renowned advisory board made up of 15 career intelligence experts throughout the country, the CISS will be a resource for preparing UA students to be the foremost national security professionals of tomorrow. More.

Archaeology students dig getting hands-on field training

The Summit Metro Parks dig site serves as a field school where anthropology and geosciences students from the UA Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences are conducting archaeological research.

Cherie Strachan named director for Ray C. Bliss Institute

BCAS has named J. Cherie Strachan, Ph.D., as professor of political science and director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics tentatively beginning July 1.

All that jazz: Akron musicians seek to reinvigorate genre at University of Akron

In a city steeped in jazz history, local jazz musicians Theron Brown and Chris Coles, both University of Akron alumni and active performing and teaching artists throughout Northeast Ohio, have been hired as full-time professors to revamp UA's jazz program.

Students analyze police data to pinpoint nuisance properties near University of Akron

Associate professor Stephanie Yuhas' course for criminal intelligence analysis will have students compile the information needed for the APD to pursue action against violators. The goal is to create a program that’s scalable across the city.

UA announces the launch of AkronArts

The initiative is a bold plan to embrace and enhance arts both on campus and in Greater Akron that will enrich, empower and enliven the community.