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College of Arts and Sciences
Building core knowledge for academic and professional success

Every DU degree begins here, with core classes from the College of Arts and Sciences. We build your knowledge base in math, humanities, English, social sciences, life sciences and languages as part of your complete program. The College also offers undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Prospective Students

Davenport's College of Arts and Sciences offers two undergraduate programs. If you are interested in biological sciences or social work, we have the program for you.


Our graduate programs prepare you to meet the growing need for data analysts.

Graduate Degree

Graduate Certificate


For further information about our departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, please see the information below.

News and Events
2015-16 Great Michigan Read
One title, one state and thousands engaged in literary discussion. The Great Michigan Read is a biennial program of the Michigan Humanities Council that aims to connect us as Michiganians by exploring our history, our present and our future as discussed in a single literary title. 2016-17 Great Michigan Read coming soon.
CSI: Davenport Forensics
Detroit-area high school students enjoyed Davenport’s fourth annual Forensic Science summer camp June 27-July 1 at the Warren Campus. At this camp, students solve a simulated murder using entomology (study of insects, like the life cycle of the fly), blood typing, forensic bone analysis (determining sex, race, etc. by analysis of the skeleton) and DNA analysis using gel electrophoresis.
Math Camp
The goal of the Davenport University Math Camp was to help students develop their math skills so they have the confidence and ability to succeed in their upcoming high school and college mathematics courses. Look for this opportunity again in 2017.
Constitution Day
September 17, 2016 has been set aside by Congress as Constitution Day. The U.S. Constitution is the oldest written Constitution of any nation on Earth!
Got Questions?

Please see the selections below for further information.

Honor Society and Honors Designation

Recognition as an Honor Society member or achieving Honors Designations in courses can be an important part of your college experience

Study Abroad

Spend a semester or year abroad studying at universities around the world.


There are many opportunities for you to explore the global campus.

Faculty and Staff

For a full list of faculty and staff in the College of Arts and Sciences, please visit this page.

Literary and Creative Arts Journal

Submit your original creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and essays to the journal.

Excellence System

The Excellence System consists of nine student learning outcomes that demonstrate professional competencies for graduates.

Global News in Arts and Sciences
How Colombia's Failed Peace Treaty Could Wreak Havoc on Its Diversity-Rich Ecosystems
A potential influx of legal and illegal mining leaves the country's megadiverse landscapes—and the communities who depend on them—in jeopardy
After 52 Years, the War Between Colombia and the FARC Will End
Four out of five of the decades-long conflict's dead were civilians
The Four Newest Elements Now Have Names
Chemistry governing body officially approves names for the four newest additions to the Periodic Table
The Science of How to Fly Stress-Free Over the Holidays
From getting to the airport to avoiding lost luggage, a little research can help you have a stress-free plane trip
Sexism Sucks for Everybody, Science Confirms
Adhering to masculine norms can be toxic for men, not to mention everybody else
How to Save Your Election Day Newspaper
Here's what you need to know to preserve your copy of history
A Controversial Museum Tries to Revive the Myth of the Confederacy’s “Lost Cause”
The ideology has been used to whitewash slavery’s role in the Civil War for generations
New Analysis Strengthens Claims That Amelia Earhart Died as a Castaway
Reexamination of data from a 1940 skeleton, suggests that the long forearms may match those of the missing aviator
The Best Places Around the World to See Bats (by the Millions)
Bat tourism might sound creepy, but it may be the best way to help bat conservation around the world
The Ruby Slippers Are Funded in the Museum's First Kickstarter Campaign
The Smithsonian asks visitors to help bring back the sparkle and #KeepThemRuby
Leadership Team

For a full list of faculty and staff, please see the link above.

Patty Brechbiel

Intrim Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences.
Stephen Snyder, PhD, MS

Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Tim Pennings, PhD

Chair of the Department of Mathematics.
Sharon Sutliff, DC

Department Chair for Science.
Charmayne Mulligan, PhD, MA

Department Chair for English and Communications.
Anne Cramer, PhD, MA

Department Chair for Social Sciences.
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