A Message from the Dean

Dean Dagmar Budikova
Dean Dagmar Budikova

Welcome to the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters (CASL). As the Dean, I am thrilled to lead this dynamic community of students, scholars, educators, and staff, all committed to fostering excellence in education, innovation, and discovery. Our diverse team is dedicated to igniting intellectual curiosity, nurturing creativity, advancing scholarship, and ultimately enhancing the educational journey of our students at all academic levels. Our culture is grounded on the principles of inclusivity, respect, and the creation of welcoming environments that uplift everyone – faculty, staff, and students alike.

At CASL, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive liberal arts education across humanities, sciences, and math. Our programs foster critical thinking, ethics, empathy, and adaptability. By blending skills with a strong liberal arts base, we empower students to become capable, responsible citizens and innovative leaders, meeting 21st-century demands. Our Dearborn Discovery Core strengthens UM-Dearborn students' access to exceptional learning. We are committed to a deep student engagement with faculty and peers, including impactful research, internships, and study abroad experiences for a competitive advantage. We continuously expand academics, aligning with evolving student and community needs. All are welcome – recent graduates, transfer students, professionals, alumni – fostering growth and engagement.

Our faculty thrive as creative and intellectual forces in their academic fields, many of them recognized for their expertise and leadership locally as well as on national and international platforms. In collaboration with our communities, they drive transformative and lasting change. 

For current and aspiring students, alumni, or community members, I invite you to explore our website. Discover our academic programs, a diverse array of undergraduate majors, graduate and certificate programs. Learn about faculty and student activities across the college and our campus. Connect with us – schedule a visit to meet our exceptional students and faculty, tour our beautiful campus and facilities, and attend one of our events. Immerse yourself in the CASL experience at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and you will find it to be truly unforgettable. We eagerly anticipate the privilege of serving you and cultivating enduring, transformative partnerships.

Dagmar Budikova  
Dean and Professor  
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters


CASL Administration

2002 - College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Phone: 313-593-5490
Fax: 313-593-5552