Opportunities for COAS students

In the College of Arts and Sciences, we strongly encourage our students to seek avenues to enhance their educational experiences through participation in the myriad of activities offered on campus.

Some of the many opportunities include participation in scientific research with faculty members, attending guest lectures by renowned scholars, and studying abroad—to name just a few.

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Guest lectures

One of the greatest benefits of being a part of the university community is taking advantage of the many opportunities to expand one’s knowledge base.

Each year, a number of well renowned scholars are invited to serve as guest speakers, guest lecturers, and honored guests in a variety of departments within the College. Some of the many guests that have graced the halls of the College include: author of Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coats; Physics Nobel Laureate Dr. John Mather; author of The Maverick Room and Skin, Inc.: Identity Repair Poems, Ellis Sterling; and actor Lamman Rucker—to name few.


Students are also encouraged to seek internship opportunities among the many national agencies and foundations located in the nation’s capital.

Visit the Office of Career Services for more information on how to find an internship.


“Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.” — Zora Neale Hurston

Faculty members in the College are engaged in some of the most important research of our times. Please check back for more information on how to get involved.

Study abroad

News and announcements …

The Department of English has received a $100,000 HBCU Humanities Initiative grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support “Seshat: A Howard University Digital Humanities Initiative,” a year-long project that generates new digital humanities data in African-American literary studies.