The mission of the College of Creative Studies (CCS) is to recruit passionately curious undergraduates, and provide them with the intellectual environment and advice that allows them to undergo the transition quickly from consumers of knowledge to colleagues in the act of human creativity in the arts and sciences. Student-Led Courses, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships, RACA-CON, Writing Competitions and Student-Run Publications are all central to the unique educational experience CCS provides.

CCS provided me [the opportunity] to try out several different laboratory experiences...instrumental in my finding how much I loved mechanistic thinking and biochemical experiments.

Carol Greider, CCS Biology ’83; 2009 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine; Daniel Nathans Professor and Director, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics; Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics, John Hopkins University