College of Arts and Sciences
Dean: David C. Manderscheid
Fun Fact: It is the largest college on campus, with more than 34% of undergraduates enrolled in 2013.
Brief History: Unlike many of the other colleges, Arts and Sciences has had a long and complicated history that makes it difficult to pin down an exact date of establishment. The first time the name was used was in 1929. Before that it was known as the College of Arts, College of Arts, Philosophy and Science, and the College of Liberal Arts.
In the late 1960s the College was reorganized as the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and was made up of six separate colleges that functioned largely separately but shared some administrative oversight. These six colleges were the College of the Arts, College of Biological Sciences, College of Humanities, College of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and University College. University College became part of the Office of Undergraduate Student Academic Services in 2001, leaving Arts and Sciences with only five colleges.
In 2010 these five colleges were merged into the single College of Arts and Sciences that exists today.