About the College

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As the largest academic college on campus, the College of Arts and Sciences is the heart of AU’s liberal arts curriculum. We’re home to 12 departments that span natural sciences, mathematics, social sciences, humanities and visual and performing arts. Our faculty, who are scholars and accomplished professionals in their fields, draw connections among these disciplines in their teaching, research and service.

Each professor and instructor is dedicated to providing a holistic education to Ashland students as they develop into knowledgeable, competent and caring professionals who become leaders in their communities.

The College of Arts and Sciences affects a broad base of students as the Core, Honors and numerous programs are housed here."

- Katherine T. Brown, Ph.D.
  Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

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Dean's Scholarship

The Dean's Scholarship was created to enhance the undergraduate academic experience for new first-time and transfer students enrolled in most of the College of Arts & Sciences academic programs.

Benefits of this scholarship include a merit-based, renewable award of $1,500 that stacks upon other merit awards received. Recipients will also gain the opportunity to join unique academic communities that promote engagement with faculty and focus on career coaching and preparation.

The application consists of a formal essay and interview. To qualify, applicants must be admitted to one of the approved programs with a cumulative, high-school or transfer GPA of 3.5. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years with a GPA of 3.0. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until all scholarships have been awarded. The deadline for priority consideration is March 1.

Dean's Scholarships are available in these areas:

  • Art and Music
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice and Emergency Management
  • Journalism and Digital Media
  • Languages and Literatures
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Social Work

After you apply for admission and are admitted with an eligible major, you will receive a link to apply for the Dean's Scholarship. The link will appear on your status page in the student portal.

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