Departments and Programs

The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest interdisciplinary academic unit at the University at Buffalo. With 30 departments, 16 academic programs and 23 centers and institutes in the arts and humanities, natural sciences and mathematics and the social sciences, the College offers more academic options than any other unit on campus. 

The arts and humanities focus on the human experience across time and place. Scholars and artists analyze our expansive past and shared future across a wide range of disciplines. 

The natural sciences and mathematics investigate physical phenomena, interconnected ecosystems and mathematical theories that strengthen our understanding of the natural laws that govern our universe. 

The social sciences research in this broad field examines how human beings exist within increasingly complex social systems that govern our relationships, customs and behavior.