A&S sets UC students up for success

Professor engaged with a student in a classroom setting.

Personalized support services range from academic to social to the professional

UC’s College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) is the largest college on campus, with the numbers to show for it: Around 8,000 undergraduate students, 21 academic departments, more than 60 undergraduate majors and more than 400 faculty. 

But in spite of its size, A&S offers student communities and support services that help personalize the college experience for each and every student, in majors from Anthropology to Physics to Political Science, and all points in between.

In addition, A&S cultivates a safe community of inclusion where all are welcome, through its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Eye on academic success

Through the Learning Commons, students can take advantage of services such as academic coaching, which can help with test-taking skills, reading strategies, time management and more. The Learning Commons also offers peer tutoring, success skills workshops, a math and science support center and an academic writing center. 

Learning Communities, offered through the Learning Commons, lets students connect with others who share the same academic interests. Each Learning Community is a group of 15 to 20 students in the same major who are all taking the same first-year student courses. These groups meet regularly with a peer leader, and build relationships with their peers and faculty through studying together, asking questions and getting guidance. 

Says one student of the Learning Community experience: “It was awesome! I loved my LC and have made life-long friends while being in class with people I love!”

Your academic advisor will also be a crucial part of your team as you move through your undergraduate degree program. Regular visits with them will help you ensure you’re on track regarding meeting your degree requirements, exploring options such as minors and certificates, and graduating right on time.

Find your community

With so many A&S majors, undergraduates have an equally broad range of interests. And the good news is, we’ve got organizations and clubs dedicated to the things they love—and we hope you’ll find yours too. 

Whether your interests lie in Neuroscience, Philosophy, Journalism, Sociology or History, there are student organizations to bring you together with students just like you. So you can share common interests, study together, expand your social connections, have fun, and more!  Explore the A&S student organizations here.

Plan ahead for your career 

Because UC is committed to the Bearcat Promise, which means each A&S student will graduate with a degree in one hand and a career plan in another, we’ve got your back. 

There are several Career Fairs to take advantage of each year, where you can meet prospective employers for co-ops, internships and more. And if you want to brush up your job search and interviewing skills, the Bearcat Promise Career Studio offers a wide range of services, free to students, including resume reviews, mock interviews, headshots for resumes and social media instruction on platforms such as LinkedIn, and much more. 

You’ll also have the opportunity to take advantage of professional development courses that hone your skills to stand out to prospective employers.

To find out more about your undergraduate experience in the College of Arts and Sciences, please visit Information for Confirmed Undergraduate Students here.