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College of Arts and Sciences
Connect. Achieve. Succeed.

The College of Arts and Sciences is Oklahoma State University's most diverse academic college, with options in everything from Aerospace Studies to Zoology. 


The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest at the university, current CAS student numbers total 5,882. CAS offers 146 major and minor options housed in 24 academic departments. CAS provides students with a diverse and fulfilling academic experience, with undergraduate and graduate degree options in the arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and natural sciences. 


The big challenges of today will require researchers, artists, scientists, philosophers and social scientists to work together to provide solutions for our future. CAS is the center of interdisciplinary collaboration and strives to nurture imaginative and well-rounded scholars. 


“CAS offers unparalleled choice and unlimited opportunities. We take pride in utilizing a data-driven approach as we foster educational excellence and student success, maximize faculty and staff impact, and create an inclusive environment where new ideas, diverse perspectives and innovative solutions take shape.”

Glen Krutz, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

 

This pursuit of knowledge and excellence is only possible with supporters like you. Your Give Orange gift affirms our college’s commitment to preparing the Cowboy Family for success.


Join the excitement! Please consider making a gift to the College of Arts and Sciences during the 1,890 minutes of support for OSU!

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Visiting Artist Match - $2,500
Double your dollar with a gift to the Alliance for Visual Arts Fund, which will enable the OSU Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History to host prestigious artists to inspire our art students as part of an annual residency program. The first $2,500 will be matched, dollar-for-dollar!
$1,360 MATCHED
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Reading Readiness Challenge - $500
Thanks to the generosity of Will Beckman, each donation to the Summer Reading Readiness Camp Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $500!
$500 MATCHED
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$15,000
Geology Donor Challenge - $15k
If we raise 30 gifts for the Geology Department, it will unlock an additional $15,000 gift from Patty and Lawrence Walker!
30 / 30 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Psychology Challenge - $10k
Thanks to a generous donation from Harland Wells, the first 10 gifts to the Psychology Department Fund will unlock $5,000 extra for the Psychology Department! The next 10 gifts will unlock an additional $5,000!
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Students Helping Students Challenge - $1K
Students - Want to unlock $1K in emergency funding for students in need? The first 150 students to make a gift will help unlock $1,000 for the Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund.
150 / 150 Gifts
Completed
Leaderboard
College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Donor Challenge - $1k
Dean Krutz will donate $1,000 to the College of Arts and Sciences department that raises the most gifts during Give Orange!
Rank Prize Departments Gifts
1 $1,000 Microbiology Fund 42
2 Communication Sciences and Disorders Department Fund 40
3 Geology Department Fund 34
4 Psychology Department Fund 22
5 James K. McPherson Memorial Fund in Botany 17
6 Media and Strategic Communications (Journalism) Fund 10
7 Cowboy Band Fans Fund 9
8 Political Science Excellence Fund 9
9 Music Department Fund 7
10 OSU Music Department - Opera Program Fund 6
11 Art Department - Visiting Artist Program 4
12 Chemistry Excellence Fund 3
13 Theatre Excellence Fund 3
14 History Department Fund 3
15 Geography Excellence Fund 2
16 Sociology Department 2
17 Physics Fund 2
18 Statistics Department Fund 1
19 Computer Science Department 1
20 Integrative Biology Department Fund 1
21 Philosophy Department Fund 1
22 Friends of Music Fund 1
23 English Department Fund 1
24 Languages and Literatures Department (Foreign Languages) 1
25 Aerospace Studies Development Fund (ROTC - Air Force) 0
26 Math Department Fund 0
27 Military Science Development Fund (ROTC - Army) 0
28 Center for Africana Studies 0
29 Music School Building Fund 0
30 Theatre Circle Scholarship Fund 0
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Happy Hour Challenge!
It's time to push for your Orange Passion to receive the most donations during the Happy Hour challenge! The group that receives the most donations between 3pm-6pm (CST) during this challenge will receive an extra $1,000 for their Greatest Needs Fund!
Rank Prize Orange Passions Gifts
1 $1,000 Athletics 69
2 College of Education and Human Sciences 49
3 Ferguson College of Agriculture 46
4 College of Arts and Sciences 37
5 Spears School of Business 28
6 Contribute to the Senior Class Gift! 19
7 College of Veterinary Medicine 18
8 CEAT 14
9 Homecoming 11
10 Pete's Pet Posse (Pet Therapy) 10
11 Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund 10
12 Libraries 8
13 Food Insecurity 8
14 Doel Reed Center in Taos 7
15 Global Studies & Partnerships 7
16 Alumni Association Chapters 6
17 Cowboy Marching Band 4
18 Women for OSU 4
19 Campus Beautification 3
20 Scholarships 3
21 KOSU Radio 2
22 Museum of Art 2
23 Greenwood School of Music 2
24 America's Healthiest Campus 2
25 OSU-Tulsa 2
26 OSU-Oklahoma City 2
27 Caring for Our Students 2
28 Center for Health Sciences 1
29 Diversity and Inclusion 1
30 Leadership 1
31 OSU Institute of Technology 1
32 Honors College 1
33 Support Former Foster Youth at OSU! 1
34 Mortar Board 0
35 Department of Theatre 0
36 Department of Art 0
37 Center for Africana Studies 0
38 Misc Funds 0
39 Academic Success 0
40 Counseling Services 0
41 Study Abroad 0
42 Graduate College 0
43 Keeping Campus Safe 0
44 McKnight Center for the Performing Arts 0
45 Transfer and Student Veteran Success 0
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Plant Biology, Ecology & Evolution Match - $1k
Dr. Ron Tyrl has agreed to match all gifts to the James K. McPherson Memorial Fund in Botany up to $1,000! Gifts will support graduate student travel and field research.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Faculty and Staff Challenge - $5K
The first $5,000 given by faculty and staff will be matched dollar for dollar!
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
$700
Chunk’s Microbiology Challenge - $700
The first 25 donors to Microbiology will unlock an additional $700 in Microbiology student support, thanks to the generosity of Chunk.
25 / 25 Gifts
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$1,000
Opera Donor Challenge - $1k
Thanks to the Generosity of Meredith Woodruff and Donald Garner, the first 20 gifts to the Opera Program Fund will unlock an additional $1,000! Funds will be used to support opera performances and activities/travel/registration for OSU students traveling to opera workshops or conferences
20 / 20 Gifts
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Leaderboard
College Leaderboard - $2k
Which college will raise the most gifts during Give Orange? Don't miss your chance to keep your college at the top of the leaderboard! The top three colleges will receive additional funding for needs-based scholarships. 1st place = $1,000, 2nd place = $750, 3rd place = $250.
Rank Prize Colleges Gifts
1 $1,000 College of Education and Human Sciences 319
2 $750 College of Arts and Sciences 267
3 $250 Ferguson College of Agriculture 239
4 Spears School of Business 132
5 CEAT 126
6 College of Veterinary Medicine 80
7 Center for Health Sciences 29
8 Global Studies & Partnerships 27
9 OSU-Oklahoma City 20
10 OSU-Tulsa 15
11 Honors College 7
12 OSU Institute of Technology 6
13 Graduate College 0
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College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Dollar Challenge - $1k
Dean Krutz will donate $1,000 to the College of Arts and Sciences department that raises the most money during Give Orange!
Rank Prize Departments Raised
1 $1,000 Microbiology Fund $5,055.60
2 Geology Department Fund $4,693.40
3 Cowboy Band Fans Fund $2,028.90
4 Psychology Department Fund $1,573.90
5 Communication Sciences and Disorders Department Fund $1,402.80
6 Chemistry Excellence Fund $1,200.00
7 James K. McPherson Memorial Fund in Botany $1,175.90
8 Media and Strategic Communications (Journalism) Fund $988.90
9 OSU Music Department - Opera Program Fund $987.80
10 Political Science Excellence Fund $893.90
11 Art Department - Visiting Artist Program $650.00
12 Theatre Excellence Fund $618.90
13 History Department Fund $600.00
14 Geography Excellence Fund $550.00
15 Music Department Fund $485.00
16 Statistics Department Fund $400.00
17 Sociology Department $350.00
18 Computer Science Department $250.00
19 Integrative Biology Department Fund $250.00
20 Philosophy Department Fund $100.00
21 Friends of Music Fund $100.00
22 Physics Fund $75.00
23 English Department Fund $37.80
24 Languages and Literatures Department (Foreign Languages) $25.00
25 Aerospace Studies Development Fund (ROTC - Air Force) $0.00
26 Math Department Fund $0.00
27 Military Science Development Fund (ROTC - Army) $0.00
28 Center for Africana Studies $0.00
29 Music School Building Fund $0.00
30 Theatre Circle Scholarship Fund $0.00
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Night Owl Challenge!
Wake up Cowboys! It's time to push for your Orange Passion to receive the most donations during the Night Owl Challenge! The group that receives the most donations between 9pm-2am (CST) during this challenge will receive an extra $1,000 for their Greatest Needs Fund!
Rank Prize Orange Passions Gifts
1 $1,000 College of Arts and Sciences 10
2 College of Education and Human Sciences 8
3 CEAT 7
4 College of Veterinary Medicine 4
5 Greenwood School of Music 4
6 Support Former Foster Youth at OSU! 3
7 Contribute to the Senior Class Gift! 3
8 Pete's Pet Posse (Pet Therapy) 3
9 Homecoming 3
10 Alumni Association Chapters 2
11 Food Insecurity 2
12 Athletics 2
13 Ferguson College of Agriculture 2
14 Mortar Board 2
15 Caring for Our Students 1
16 Cowboy Marching Band 1
17 Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund 1
18 Transfer and Student Veteran Success 1
19 Libraries 1
20 Department of Theatre 1
21 Diversity and Inclusion 1
22 Department of Art 0
23 Center for Africana Studies 0
24 Misc Funds 0
25 Academic Success 0
26 America's Healthiest Campus 0
27 Campus Beautification 0
28 Center for Health Sciences 0
29 Counseling Services 0
30 Doel Reed Center in Taos 0
31 Study Abroad 0
32 Global Studies & Partnerships 0
33 Graduate College 0
34 Honors College 0
35 Keeping Campus Safe 0
36 KOSU Radio 0
37 Leadership 0
38 McKnight Center for the Performing Arts 0
39 Museum of Art 0
40 OSU Institute of Technology 0
41 OSU-Oklahoma City 0
42 OSU-Tulsa 0
43 Scholarships 0
44 Spears School of Business 0
45 Women for OSU 0
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