Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

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The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) is the academic heart of the George Washington University. As practitioners of “the engaged liberal arts,” Columbian College opens minds.

Our students inhabit the space where the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences converge.

It’s where tomorrow’s challenges will be met. And it requires your help. 

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Moshe Pasternak, CCAS '17, is a recipient of a Power & Promise Scholarship.

Support and Cultivate the Best Talent

"I know I will leave Foggy Bottom with much more than a diploma. At GW, I am confident the support and role models will lead me down a road that would have been closed were it not for your tremendous support. I cannot thank you enough."
-Moshe Pasternak, CCAS ’17, scholarship recipient

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President Steven Knapp, left, joined by Susie Gelman, Max Ticktin, and Michael Gelman

Retain the Best Instructors

The Max Ticktin Professorship of Israel Studies was established in recognition of Rabbi Ticktin’s contributions to GW, his scholarship related to Israel, and his commitment to making students not only better scholars, but better people. Endowed Professorships attract and retain those capable of truly awakening imaginations in their students.

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Isaac Reynoso

Build Leading Institutes and Centers

The Cisneros Hispanic Leadership institute encompasses a pre-college summer program, college scholarship/mentorship support, a post-doctoral fellowship, and public and academic programming.

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