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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 top-ranked undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs to determine the next step in your academic journey.

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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.

Ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian Studies

The core of the Ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian Studies major is the study of the history, culture, languages, and literatures of the Ancient Near East and Egypt until the end of the ancient world.


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

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 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.

Asian Studies

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


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.


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.


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

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.

Business Information Technology

Gain competence in programming for business applications, as well as a deeper understanding of select business processes and related information systems.

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.


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.


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.


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

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 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 Science

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


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.


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.


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

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.

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

Environmental Geology

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

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Environmental Studies

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

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.


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.

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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.

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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.


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 Studies

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

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

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Japanese Studies

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


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.


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.


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.

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Mechanical Engineering

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


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.

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Natural Sciences

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


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

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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.


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

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.

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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.

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


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

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.


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


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.

Quantitative Methods

Learn various techniques for operating with structured numerical or unstructured text data, which help drive innovative quantitative methods for business and research. 

Religious Studies

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

Social Work

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


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


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


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.


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

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.