CAS First-Year Student Essentials

*This page is currently under construction for the Class of 2028! Please check for updates on May 1st*

Welcome, Class of 2027!

As a student of the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) you can expect to develop and refine skills such as critical thinking, analysis, communication, and problem-solving, which are just a few of our College Learning Outcomes. Such skills transcend majors and disciplines and are crucial elements needed to meet the challenges of a coninuously changing world. 

Requirements for the CAS are relatively simple. Your final authority on rules and requirements is the University Catalog - so make sure you refer to it for accuracy!

Here are helpful links available that we have dubbed our "First-Year Student Essentials". Please check them out and don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions!


Professor Kelly Austin
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs


*Are you in the Arts-Engineering (AE) Program? Please see this dedicated page of 'AE first-year student essentials'!