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School of Arts and Sciences

Welcome to the School of Arts and Sciences!

Our focus is on providing student-centered instruction in smaller classes where you can really get to know your faculty members and classmates.

The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) offers courses and programs in:

  • Natural and Mathematical Sciences
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Your learning doesn’t just take place in the classroom or lab in the SAS. While you're here, we encourage you to explore the wide-range of student activities that can deepen and complement your learning.

For example, attend our Psychology Speakers Series; join the Honors Program and become a member of one of our academic honor societies; participate in Academic Service Learning; work on the Collegiate, our award-winning school newspaper; join the cast and crew of a music or theater production; and meet students who share your interests in many of the academic clubs and teams sponsored by the SAS.

Finally, the administration and faculty in the SAS have developed strong relationships with our community partners in higher education. When it comes time to continue your education elsewhere, you'll find seamless transfer opportunities to other colleges and universities in Michigan and beyond.

If you have questions about our programs or seek assistance, the School of Arts and Sciences at Grand Rapids Community College is here to serve you.

Michael Vargo, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

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