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About Our Programs

Degrees designed to meet your goals.

Deciding what to major in as an undergrad? Considering earning a graduate degree to advance your career? At Case Western Reserve University, the academic degrees we offer are as unique as the students who pursue them. Explore our hundreds of undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs to determine the next step in your academic journey.

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Accounting

Enhance your critical-thinking, quantitative-analysis and decision-making skills as you prepare for a career as a CPA—or any number of opportunities.

Aerospace Engineering

Launch your career in aircraft and spacecraft development by gaining a solid background in mathematics, science and engineering.

African and African American Studies

Seek to understand the historical and contemporary African and African diasporic experience by studying a range of disciplines, including religion, politics, literature, and social and behavioral science.

Anesthesia

Become a skilled, compassionate anesthesiologist assistant in our program, where you'll gain 600+ hours of clinical practice in your first year alone.

Anthropology

Understand the connections between human behavior, institutions and biology as you prepare for a wide range of careers—from health to public service.

Applied Anatomy

Seeking a career in health care or education? Our rigorous curriculum integrates a traditional study of anatomy with cell biology, biochemistry and more.

Applied Data Science

Open to all undergraduates, this minor gives you essential tools and applications in areas such as data management, distributed computing, informatics and statistical analytics.

Applied Mathematics

Through the power of mathematics, you can create models that allow you to analyze and help solve real-world problems across a wide range of fields.

Art Education

With some of the top museums in the United States at your doorstep and nearby urban and suburban schools for teaching, Case Western Reserve is an ideal place to become an art instructor.

Art History

Take classes in one of the United States' major art museums. Surround yourself with collections from different cultures as you develop or hone your expertise.

Art Studio

Develop and nurture your creativity, critical eye and talent through hands-on work under the instruction of experienced artists and teachers.

Artificial Intelligence

The future is smart—be part of it by learning AI programming and theory, and choose your specialization to study AI’s role in engineering or cognition.

Asian Studies

Study the global and regional impact of Asian cultures as you explore the intricacies of their social, cultural and political perspectives.

Astronomy

The engaged faculty who lead our astronomy programs are committed to getting all students active in research on topics ranging from galaxy formations to telescope design.

Biochemistry

Discover how biology and chemistry intersect as you become a highly trained scientist who can have a major impact on solving public health issues.

Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Study and debate important, cutting-edge ethical issues, such as how to conduct biomedical research and the delivery of health care. You'll learn how to navigate an increasingly complex biomedical environment by studying literature, history and philosophy.

Biology

Through partnerships across campus, Cleveland and beyond, you’ll study and conduct hands-on research on anything from animal behavior to plant biotechnology.

Biomedical and Health Informatics

Become equipped to provide higher quality patient care through better management and availability of information.

Biomedical Engineering

Gain knowledge or advance your career in biomedical engineering. Combine medicine and engineering to bring innovative technologies, devices, and therapies to market that save and enhance lives worldwide.

Biomedical Sciences

Immerse yourself in faculty-mentored research opportunities as you consider entry into one of our biomedical PhD programs.

Business Analytics

Drive better business results by honing the essential skills for improving financial performance, strategic management, and operational efficiency through our master's program.

Business Management

Prepare for a career in any field with foundational skills in economics, accounting, statistics, leadership, marketing and supply chain management.

Cancer Biology

The Clinical Oncology Research Career Development Program is specifically designed for physicians interested in academic research careers to translate cancer research into care.

Cell Biology

Become a research leader in the field as you receive comprehensive training in cell biology research, scientific excellence, ethics and communication.

Chemical Biology

How can chemistry solve biological questions? In our program, you'll study small molecules to understand the fundamental aspects of living systems.

Chemical Engineering

Discover different ways to transform raw materials into useful products and energy through processes that affect engineering—from the atomic level to mega-scale manufacturing.

Chemistry

Get ready to solve today's problems as a chemist—or in one of many related careers. Here, we cover everything from biochem to interstellar chemistry.

Childhood Studies

Study life stages from infancy through adolescence with focuses on child policy, parenting, gender, and the place of children in society and culture.

Chinese

Immerse yourself in Chinese language, literature and culture as you develop skills that can be applied to government, business and academic fields.

Civil Engineering

Build your future through classes on the planning, design and construction of everything from transportation systems to land-reclamation projects.

Classics

Using approaches ranging from anthropological to philosophical, you'll gain knowledge in the languages and literature of ancient Greece and Rome.

Clinical Research

Pursue a career in clinical investigation—our rigorous and didactic programs will prepare you for a range of vital roles in the health care industry.

Cognitive Science

As you study the brain and mind, you'll not only learn the core disciplines of cognitive science, but also the impact of arts and humanities on individuals.

Communication for Health Professionals

Complement your health studies with theoretical and practical communication courses that you can apply across the spectrum of health professions.

Communication Sciences

See how you can help individuals with hearing, speech, language and learning difficulties by studying disorders, psychology, linguistics and more.

Computer Engineering

You can create the next big thing in tech with the right know-how and hands-on experience to analyze, evaluate, design and implement your idea.

Computer Gaming

Love playing games? Now you can make a career out of it. Get hands-on instruction and learn about every aspect of creating games for global audiences.

Computer Science

Develop new techniques and technologies that will change the world. Here, you can study anything from software engineering to artificial intelligence.

Contemporary Dance

Acquire master’s-level professional development in choreography, performance, pedagogy and complementary courses in dance science.

Creative Writing

Find yourself as a writer through a rigorous, creative curriculum that will prepare you for a career as a poet, novelist, journalist, editor and more.

Dance

Whether dance is a hobby or your future career, we provide the highest caliber of education and training across styles ranging from ballet to modern.

Data Science and Analytics

Big data is the future; discover how you can analyze realms of information to make informed decisions that can change your field—and beyond.

Dental Medicine

Learn the art of oral health and best practices for providing exceptional care to patients in your community as you join the next generation of leaders in dentistry.

Economics

Through our personalized program, you'll learn how public policy and market forces interact to affect your future profession and the world.

Electrical Engineering

Study signal processing, computation and more in a curriculum that encourages you to combine your talent for design with your problem-solving ability.

Electronics

Turn your math and physics skills into solutions for technical problems with this hands-on curriculum that gives you an extra area of specialization.

Engineering

Reach your full potential as an engineer at a research university that provides a unique, challenging education in the classroom and beyond.

Engineering and Management

Interested in developing skills in business, technology management, or entrepreneurship? Apply your technical and analytical knowledge with master’s-level management tools in our one-year program.

Engineering Physics

Have a strong interest in physics and engineering? Here, you can study both. Our curriculum prepares you for a career in the industry of your choice.

English

From classic literature to graphic novels, specialize your studies to spur your intellectual curiosity, analytical dexterity and creative thinking skills.

Entrepreneurship

From launching a startup to running your own business, our curriculum will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to thrive as an entrepreneurial leader.

Environmental Geology

Our program combines geological, basic and applied sciences to provide you with a deep understanding of environmental problems and employable skills.

Environmental Studies

This multidisciplinary program rounds out your education and skills, diving into the moral, cultural and political dimensions of environmental issues.

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Learn to collect and interpret health-related data to improve major public health problems using skills from the fields of biostatistics and epidemiology.

Ethics

Through the study of ethical theory and moral issues, you'll gain a heightened awareness of today's world and grow your critical-thinking skills.

Ethnic Studies

Challenge yourself to think critically and better understand the interactions of race, class, gender, and sexuality across a range of social groups.

Evolutionary Biology

Discover the history of life on Earth, understand evolutionary processes and prepare for a career in a range of fields, from agriculture to medicine.

Film

Study the history of film and its impact on popular culture as you discover how to turn a passion for movies and screenwriting into a career.

Finance

As a finance student, you'll not only learn about key management principles but also financial markets, valuation, modeling and other quantitative skills.

French

Master French language skills while studying literature, film and the arts, and grow your appreciation for the diversity of Francophone cultures.

French and Francophone Studies

Designed to develop cross-cultural awareness and understanding, this program gives you flexibility to study all aspects of French/Francophone culture.

Genetic Counseling

Looking to expand your education in genetic counseling? We will prepare you to work with, empower, and support patients through their counselling sessions.

Genetics and Genome Sciences

Enhance your understanding of the role genetics plays in biology and medicine as you prepare for a career in the field.

Geological Sciences

Obtain a solid background in earth sciences and hone the research and critical-thinking skills you need to ask—and answer—questions about the world.

German

Become a master of German language, literature and culture as you develop skills that can be applied to a variety of fields in today's global economy.

Gerontological Studies

Integrating research and theory, this multidisciplinary program allows you to study the social and professional effects of our aging population.

Global Health

Focus on global health in addition to your major area of study. This certificate is offered across schools and programs to highlight your commitment to global health.

Healthcare Management

Want to advance your career in healthcare management? Our master's program will help you attain fundamental business skills to balance financial responsibilities, competitive pressures and human resource needs for an organization.

History

Learn to grapple with today's issues by developing a deeper understanding of the past. A degree in history can prepare you for a multitude of careers.

History and Philosophy of Science

Explore the nature and historical development of science and related disciplines (technology, medicine and mathematics) through a humanistic lens.

International Business

Strengthen your global competencies and your understanding of foreign culture and business.

International Studies

Develop expertise in a region of the world—including its languages and issues—and gain a better understanding of global dynamics and complexities.

Italian

Study Italian language at all levels while immersing yourself in the literature and culture—potentially through a study abroad experience.

Japanese Studies

Grow your understanding of Japanese language and culture as you study everything from literature to religion, history to art.

Judaic Studies

Discover Judaic history, religion and culture through a program that conveys the complex experiences comprising Jewish ethnic and religious identity.

Law

Join one of our top-ranked law programs and advance your legal expertise on campus or abroad. With programs ranging from our JD and LLM degrees to advanced doctoral study and certificate programs, we offer the legal training you need to achieve your goals.

Leadership

Deepen your understanding of leadership and organizational behavior to help manage change at the individual, team, organizational and societal levels.

Macromolecular Science

Pursue a career in macromolecular science through our cutting-edge programs that prepare you to lead in your field and develop products for a safer and more sustainable environment.

Management

Gain competency in all facets of business and use it to make a difference in society. Hone your skills in leadership, assessing business risk, strategic planning and more.

Marketing

Build a solid business background and develop skills in marketing strategy, brand management and more to prepare for a career in marketing and sales.

Materials Science and Engineering

Study how the physics and chemistry of matter play into industrial and engineering processes—plus gain hands-on experience in state-of-the-art facilities.

Mathematics

Math plays a key role in the physical, biological, economic and social sciences. Prepare for a career across fields by honing your skills in math and statistics.

Mathematics and Physics

Experience a synergistic, coherent and parallel education in mathematics and physics in a program that combines the cores of both disciplines.

Mechanical Design and Manufacturing

Interested in manufacturing practices, processes and design? Explore production-related areas of engineering fields.

Mechanical Engineering

Master the fundamentals of chemistry, physics and mathematics while learning methods of modern experimental engineering analysis and data acquisition.

Medical Physiology

Our program—which can be completed in as little as a year—is designed for those seeking to expand and strengthen their academic credentials and research knowledge in physiological sciences.

Medical Scientist Training Program

Pursue graduate research in medicine and related biosciences while caring for patients through our eight-year dual-degree program—the first MD/PhD program in the U.S.

Medicine

As one of the top-25 medical schools in the United States, our programs provide a unique curriculum designed to develop the next generation of health care leaders and innovators.

Military Ethics

From human rights to the principle of noncombatant immunity and more, our interdisciplinary program will strengthen your knowledge in moral and political philosophy and international relations.

Molecular Biology and Microbiology

Further your study of microorganisms and biological activities at the molecular level to better understand infectious disease.

Molecular Medicine

In this collaborative program, you’ll take part in advanced graduate courses, seminars, and sample areas of research during laboratory rotations.

Molecular Virology

Deepen your understanding of virus biology and cellular function to transform the treatment of viral infections and diseases.

Music

Hone your musical skills and knowledge through an experience that gives you a wide range of opportunities for musical study and participation. This program requires audition.

Music Education

Want to use your musical skills to teach others? Pursue a fully accredited curriculum that develops your abilities for musical instruction.

Music: Historical Musicology

Achieve mastery of the history and methodologies of musicology through our in-depth PhD program.

Music: Historical Performance Practice

Our rigorous and high-level training programs allow you to demonstrate scholarly knowledge and leadership in performance, music history, and performance practices.

Natural Sciences

Build your understanding of the natural world through an interdisciplinary education that develops a broad background in the sciences.

Neurosciences

Attain higher education in modern neuroscience through our comprehensive curriculum and highly interactive academic environment.

Nonprofit Organizations

Contribute to the greater good and create a lasting impact with a Master of Nonprofit Organizations degree. Broaden your skill set and work in a variety of nonprofit areas—including public relations or fundraising management.

Nursing

Discover a rich academic experience that combines nursing theory with hands-on learning and leadership development in real-world health care settings.

Nutrition

From dietetics to public health, our nutrition curriculum encompasses a variety of topics—including metabolism and metabolomics—to prepare you for the career path you choose.

Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism

Our program allows you to study nutrients and metabolic functions to prepare for a future in nutrition, metabolic research or another health field.

Organizational Behavior

Strengthen your approach to helping businesses operate more effectively. Influence positive change personally and professionally in organizational settings.

Origins Sciences

Work across disciplines to question and discover the origin and evolution of simple and complex systems—from the big bang to the human mind.

Pathology

Build essential skills for advancing medicine and devising treatments for diseases.

Pharmacology

Discover new therapies for drug and medication action. We generate field-leading molecular pharmacologists through our interdisciplinary and collaborative program.

Philosophy

Build your analytical, critical thinking and communication skills in a program that shows how philosophy relates to math, science, the arts and more.

Physician Assistant Studies

Become a critical part of a health care team through our 27-month master’s program, where you'll learn evidence-based, patient-centered care and accountability.

Physics

Through theoretical and experimental work, you’ll study areas spanning the design and development of new materials to the workings of the universe.

Physiology and Biophysics

Have a background in biochemistry, physics, biology or chemistry? Pursue a doctoral degree in physiology and biophysics where you’ll sharpen your understanding of the mechanisms that control normal function of biological processes.

Political Science

Explore political behavior, government institutions, international relations, finance, policy-making, protest and revolution and more in our programs.

Polymer Science and Engineering

Study the development of polymeric materials and the application of structure-property relationships as you prepare for a career or further education.

Pre-Architecture

Explore the forms, history and functions of architecture while gaining studio skills and practical knowledge from learning outside of the classroom.

Psychology

Our program provides a well-rounded background in all aspects of the human experience—from brain functions to neuron actions, from child development to care for the aged.

Public Health

Help support healthy people and thriving communities while gaining an understanding of the history, policy and science of health. You'll benefit from departmental and institutional collaborations like the Center for Global Health and Diseases.

Public Health Nutrition

Master your understanding of the influences environment, socioeconomics, politics, and culture have on diet, nutrition, and health. This 16-month program will prepare you to address evolving health care needs of diverse populations.

Public Policy

In our program, you’ll analyze the equity, efficiency and practicality of proposed policies—and generate alternatives that could impact politics.

Regenerative Medicine and Entrepreneurship

Learn to solve modern regenerative medicine, commercial, and compliance problems in the context of both an individual company and the greater marketplace.

Religious Studies

Explore and interpret beliefs, ideas, texts, practices and institutions from a range of scholarly perspectives to understand religion’s role in life.

Russian

This program offers Russian language courses—from beginning to advanced—as well as literature in translation to help you master your skills.

Social Justice

Prepare to address inequities by studying everything from the history of social justice work to appropriate individual and collective remedies.

Social Welfare

Specialize in social welfare and tackle real-world issues affecting our society. We'll help you shape your career path in social welfare research, theory, teaching and leadership.

Social Work

Our groundbreaking curriculum paired with personalized instruction will elevate your understanding of social work practice, theory and research.

Sociology

Study human interaction, the variation in human social organizations and the impact of both on the existence of the individual.

Spanish

Immerse yourself in Spanish language, literature and culture as you develop skills that can be applied to all government, business and academic fields.

Sports Medicine

Interested in preventing and treating sports injuries? Through our clinical and field experiences, you'll work closely with top-tier health care pros.

Sports Nutrition

Study everything from exercise physiology to energy dysregulation in order to earn a specialty in sports nutrition.

Statistics

Start a career or advance your education in this rapidly changing field as technology continues to provide us with opportunities to understand uncertainty and probability.

Supply Chain Management

In our program—the first in the U.S.—you’ll study production, transportation, distribution and other logistics companies use to meet customer demands.

Systems and Control Engineering

Examine the basic concepts, cross-disciplinary techniques, analytical tools and engineering methods needed to analyze and design complex systems.

Systems Biology

Master advanced quantitative and computational skills in a fast-emerging area of research that combines math, computer science and biological science.

Systems Biology and Bioinformatics

Hone your skills in generating and analyzing experimental data for biomedical research and developing models of the molecular components that drive our biological systems.

Teacher Education

We train students who are experts in their fields to become accomplished teachers dedicated to instilling this knowledge in the next generation. This program is available as second major for a BA or as a companion to a BS.

Theater

Our programs are dedicated to student success, allowing you to work closely with highly trained professionals on anything from acting to directing.

Women's and Gender Studies

Examine major issues of today in an interdisciplinary program that prepares you to think critically and creatively by using gender in your analysis.

World Literature

Study the literature of a wide variety of countries and regions through our multidisciplinary programs that emphasize contributions of past and present.