Chicago State University
773.995.2000

College of Arts & Sciences

Phone: 773-995-3788 HWH 330

"We are pleased to use this opportunity to welcome all new and returning students of the College of Arts and Sciences to the new academic year 2018-2019!  We anticipate that the fall semester will bring a lot of learning and excitement in your respective academic endeavors and goals.

We are indeed glad that you have chosen CAS as your college and please be assured that we will endeavor to meet with your trust and aspirations.  Be assured that we are here for your success.  We wish you all a great year!"

Lillian Kay Dawson Aida Abraha
Acting Dean College of Arts & Sciences Interim Associate Dean
Lillian Kay Dawson Aida Abraha
Phone: 773-995-2438 Phone: 773-995-2491
Email: ldawson@csu.edu Email: aabraha@csu.edu

Mission Statement

The College of Arts and Sciences provides the intellectual nucleus of the University. The college prepares its students to be competitive in challenging careers in the humanities, fine and performing arts, the social and behavioral sciences, and the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines. The college provides students throughout the university with broad interdisciplinary awareness and competence to equip them for citizenship in the 21st century environment of diversity, globalization and social justice.

Vision Statement

The College of Arts and Sciences will be recognized for its depth and breadth of scholarship; its commitment to utilizing pedagogies that effectively teach students while equipping them for the workplace; its student and community engagement in research and creative activities to foster economic growth, social justice, and lifelong personal development; its support of all education programs in the University by teaching critical thinking, numeracy and creative and purposeful writing. It will be recognized for engagement in major issues that both challenge and foster democratic thought.

Nowhere are the mission and ambition of Chicago State University better reflected than in the College of Arts and Sciences.

We offer you the opportunity to grow into your best, most complete self. Become acquainted with diverse cultures and yourself. Discover the joys of teaching and learning. Think. Write. Perform. Learn how to compute and construct, Master the art of managing yourself and others.

Complement your quest for knowledge and personal fulfillment with the vast offerings of one of the most dynamic cities in the world.

College Park, Maryland, January 15, 2019—During the 2019 Winter Meeting in Houston, Texas, the presidential gavel was presented to Mel Sabella. He will serve as president of the American Association of Physics Teachers for the coming year. Sabella, Professor of Physics at Chicago State University, Chicago, Illinois, has previously served on the AAPT Board of Directors as President-elect and Vice President… Read more

AY 18/19 Faculty/Staff/Student Recognition Announcement Congratulations!

Mel Sebella

Mel Sabella Becomes President of AAPT

College Park, Maryland, January 15, 2019—During the 2019 Winter Meeting in Houston, Texas, the presidential gavel was presented to Mel Sabella. He will serve as president of the American Association of Physics Teachers for the coming year. Sabella, Professor of Physics at Chicago State University, Chicago, Illinois, has previously served on the AAPT Board of Directors as President-elect and Vice President… Read more