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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
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Presidential Food?
In honor of Inauguration Day, here's a little quiz to see how much you know about presidential food history
The Bee That Breaks Your Heart
Insects are hard-pressed to get protection as endangered species. Can one fuzzy anomaly beat the odds?
In This New Portrait, George Washington Trades His Curls for a Man Bun
The first president turns hipster at a new D.C. restaurant
How Disney's 1942 Film Bambi Came to Be Influenced by the Lush Landscapes of the Sung Dynasty
Chinese-American Artist Tyrus Wong's Brush With Destiny
The True Story of "Hidden Figures," the Forgotten Women Who Helped Win the Space Race
A new book and movie document the accomplishments of NASA’s black “human computers” whose work was at the heart of the country’s greatest battles
From Opossums to Bologna: Weird Things Cities Drop on New Year's Eve
Who needs a ball? Cities get creative on New Year's Eve by dropping objects that reflect local products and culture
France Is Paving More Than 600 Miles of Road With Solar Panels
In five years, France hopes the panels will supply power to 5 million people
Where Does Santa Live? The North Pole Isn't Always the Answer
Santa Claus is usually good news for tourism—but more than one place lays claim to his legend
A Brief History of Children Sent Through the Mail
In the early days of the parcel post, some parents took advantage of the mail in unexpected ways
How Dorothy's Ruby Slippers Came to the Smithsonian
A successful Kickstarter Campaign funds efforts to bring back their sparkle and keep them ruby
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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