At the Heart of our University

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The College of Arts and Sciences is at the heart of Howard University, recognized worldwide as a premier, comprehensive, research university.

Our college, also known as COAS, is often referred to as the flagship of the university because it is the oldest and the largest of the University’s 13 schools and colleges. Its predecessor was founded in the second year of the University’s existence, and today it enrolls more than 3,000 students—making it the most popular choice among Howard’s undergraduates.

Office of the Dean
2441 Sixth Street NW
Washington, DC 20059
Phone: 202-806-6700
Email: coas@howard.edu

Broad Experiences

A formal faculty-advising program augments the low student-faculty ratio and encourages student contact with faculty from a variety of personal and intellectual perspectives.

These contacts are enhanced further through departmental organizations and student associations.

Washington, DC, the nation’s capital, supplements campus academic and extracurricular resources with an inexhaustible pool of cultural, political, and recreational opportunities. Through the undergraduate experience inside and outside the classroom, students acquire expertise in their chosen fields of study; strengthen and refine their powers of communication, reasoning, and judgment; and increase their capacities to lead productive, responsible lives.