College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences.

Providing An Excellent Liberal Arts and Sciences Education

The College of Arts and Sciences provides a premier learning experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels through the faculty’s dedication to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. In addition to offering General Education Curriculum courses for all students in the University, programs in the College prepare students for employment and advanced studies in graduate and professional schools. We are committed to creating a learning community rich in faculty-student collaboration on research and scholarly endeavors and providing guided experiences through internships, community-based learning, and practical experiences. We are dedicated to promoting an appreciation of diversity and instilling intellectual habits of mind necessary for living life fully in an ever-changing world.

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Interdepartmental Science & Mathematics Seminars


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Jason Hunt places first at Great Plains Emerging Infectious Diseases Conference.

Congratulations to Jason Hunt, an Environmental Science Ph.D. student, for his First Place student presentation at the Fifth-Annual Great Plains Emerging Infectious Diseases Conference in Iowa City, IA.  Jason presented his work on the role the Upper Mississippi River watershed plays on the prevalence of the invasive mosquito, Aedes japonicus.  To learn more about vector biology work being conducted at WIU, click the this link. 


Tom and Alice Berntson.
Tom and Alice Berntson -  WIU Graduates' Planned Gift Establishes Three Scholarships at WIU

CAS Outstanding Faculty Award Winners - Congratulations!!!

  • Dr. Julia Albarracin (Political Science) - Internationalizing the Campus
  • Dr. Esteban Araya (Physics) - Undergraduate Research
  • Dr. Lee Brice (History) - Research and Scholarly Activity
  • Dr. Shawn Meagher (Biological Sciences) - Teaching
  • Dr. Lora Ebert Wallace (Sociology and Anthropology) - Service
  • Dr. Thomas Hegna (Geology) - Teaching with Technology
  • Dr. Febe Pamonag (History) - Multicultural Teaching

Kirsten Belisle.
College of Arts and Sciences Scholar Kirsten Belisle

WIU Physics Department Ranked Second Nationally Among Master's Degree Institutions

International WIU Students Awarded Scholarships

Western's Economic Impact on West Central Illinois Tops $473 Million

WIU Spring 2016 College, Departmental, Honors Scholars

Undergraduate Research Day 2016 Award Winners

WIU Music, Psychology Faculty Honored URD

Nursing students. WIU Student Nurses Lobby in Springfield

Centennial Honors College E-Newsletter

WIU State of the Student Address 2016