GW Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
GW’s Columbian College is a magnet for top scholars and a catalyst for learning and discovery. Our 24 doctoral and 49 master’s programs offer a transformative experience, connecting students with some of the most influential leaders and institutions while partnering with public and private organizations in the nation’s capital and around the globe.
Why Choose Columbian College?
GW’s main campus, Foggy Bottom, is centrally located in Washington, D.C. Here, the city is your campus and adds to your experience as a Washingtonian. As a student, you'll visit national landmarks, find unbeatable internships and taste the world-class food scene!
Discovery and innovation are part of the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences (CCAS) tradition, from our century-long research partnership with the Smithsonian Institution to our state-of-the-art Science and Engineering Hall. Faculty and students are uncovering ancient mysteries and solving 21st-century challenges.
Our more than 80,000 alumni live in all 50 states and 120+ countries. They give back with their time, talent, and support, offering current students opportunities to network and meet career goals. Our alumni demonstrate the many roads you can take to succeed with a liberal arts degree.