The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest undergraduate college at Cleveland State University.
Arts & Sciences is home to world-class research and cultural centers. Including the Center for Applied Data Analysis and Modeling, Center for Gene Regulation in Health and Disease (GRHD), Center for Public History and Digital Humanities, Poetry Center, and many more.
Learn from top faculty and mentors
The college has approximately 200+ full-time faculty in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences; most all hold a Ph.D., M.F.A, or other terminal degrees in their field. Several faculty have been Fulbright, Guggenheim, or Woodrow Wilson Fellows. As active researchers and creative artists, the College of Arts & Sciences faculty regularly publish books and articles, give conference papers, compose music, and create works of theatre, dance, film, and art. Our faculty members also include prize-winning authors, and outstanding educators recognized by the Carnegie Foundation, American Statistical Society, and Ford Prize.
Grants and fellowships awarded by many prestigious organizations, including:
- U.S. Department of Education
- National Endowment for the Humanities
- National Institute of General Medical Sciences
- NASA’s Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences
- Ohio Arts Council
- Ohio Humanities Council
- National Science Foundation
- Council on Graduate Schools
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The College is home or host to a number of research and cultural centers, performance and lecture series, and other programs, including:
- Center for Applied Data Analysis and Modeling began in Spring 2020 to address the pressing data needs of our community, we must create a first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary center in the heart of Northeast Ohio.
- The Arts Campus partnerships
- The CSU Allen Theatre is housed in Playhouse Square.
- The Departments of Art and Design & Theatre and Dance as well as our partner the Tony-Award-winning Cleveland Play House have offices, classrooms, and studio spaces in the Middough Building.
- Galleries at CSU presents exhibitions of student and faculty art as well as nationally and internationally recognized artists and is house at Playhouse Square.
- School of Film & Media Arts, Ohio’s first stand-alone film school is housed in the Idea Center, the School partners with ideastream® public broadcasting.
- Bioethics Certificate Program maintains a collaboration with the Bio-Ethics Network of Ohio (BENO).
- Cross-Disciplinary Cardiovascular Science (CD-Cavs) is a partnership with the Lerner Research Institute (LRI) of the Cleveland Clinic. CD-Cavs has received funding from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the NIH to support Ph.D. trainees from backgrounds under-represented in the STEM workforce.
- The Cellular and Molecular Medicine Specialization (CMMS) is a collaborative doctoral specialization program between the Lerner Research Institute of the Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland State University.
- Cell and Molecular Biology Seminar and Ecology and Environmental Science Seminar is part of the Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences department.
- The Cleveland Arts Education Consortium promotes and strengthens art education in Northeast Ohio and advocates on behalf of arts learning.
- Cleveland Contemporary Players: an artist-in-residence program dedicated to the performance of new works by living composers.
- Cultural Crossings interdisciplinary lecture series: four lectures a year by nationally known scholars or artists.
- Center for Gene Regulation in Health and Disease (GRHD) was launched in 2008 with a grant from the Ohio Third Frontier Commission’s Ohio Research Scholars Program. This program was designed to contribute to the growth of Ohio's research enterprise and support the economic development priorities of the state.
- Howard A. Mims African American Cultural Center and the Jazz Heritage Orchestra is part of the Department of Africana Studies.
- Mass Spectrometry Facility and Instrumentation Center is an analytical/bioanalytical center that offers a full range of HPLC/MS support for CSU investigators. In addition, the CSMFS provides analytical services to outside academic, medical and industrial institutes.
- The Math Center/Math Emporium is a source for free Mathematics Tutoring; homework assistance; and exam preparation.
- The Poetry Center: a celebrated non-profit independent small press, which conducts an annual poetry contest and publishes 3-5 collections of contemporary poetry and prose a year with national distribution, readership, and reach.
- The Psychology Department faculty members direct at least 10 active research programs and laboratories. Collectively, the research aims to understand the mind, behavior, and mental health.
- The Center for Public History + Digital Humanities brings together individuals and scholars in history, education, and library and information sciences and technology in order to better serve the public.
- The Center for Slovenian Studies: supports Slovenian language study and cultural outreach for the local Slovenian community.
- Center for Research on the Urban Environment (CRUE) is an intercollege, interdisciplinary group of faculty and students focused on studying pressing environmental issues that arise from interactions among natural systems, human infrastructure, and human activities
- Research training opportunities with innovative projects funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, Department of Energy, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and others.
- Internships and clinical experiences with local partners such as NASA Glenn Research Center, the Cleveland Clinic, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Center for Disease Control, Lubrizol, Sherwin-Williams, and more.