Arts and Sciences

University of Cincinnati’s College of Arts and Sciences enrolls over 7,500 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students, making the college the mainstay of an urban, thriving top-25 research university in a city with eight Fortune 500 companies and countless industries, start-ups, and non-profits. Because of the breadth and depth of our 65+ academic programs, we are able to provide an unparalleled offering of interdisciplinary opportunities in order to allow our students to think creatively about how they can address local and global challenges. Our promise is to provide an educational experience, an alumni network, and unparalleled student services that our students cannot get anywhere else.



UC Student using equipment to test water

UC Geology Study Finds Recent Fracking Not Responsible for Natural Gas in Drinking Water

UC geologists conducted a study testing 180 samples of drinking water to find no relation between methane concentration and new gas wells in northeast Ohio. Natural gas companies have been drilling in Carroll, Stark and Harrison counties, but it was not responsible for the presence of methane in water samples.

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Alaskan Villager cutting a traditional fish

A&S Alumnus Advocates for Elderly Alaska Villagers To Keep Traditional Diet

Val Kreil, UC ’78 graduate, works in a nonprofit group ensuring nursing home residents can still eat traditional foods not typically approved by the USDA. Kreil’s work contributed to Congress amending the Farm Bill. It now allows residents to eat food processed by certified butchers. 

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UC Geology Student Andrew Gangidine explains Findings

UC Student Helps NASA Determine Ancient Life on Mars

College of Arts and Sciences geology student Andrew Gangidine is working with A&S professor Andrew Czaja, who also serves on NASA’s advisory committee, to analyze ancient life on Mars. Gangidine is studying silica in Yellowstone’s hot springs for NASA to use as an indicator for life on other planets.

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