College of Arts and Sciences

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Dean: Abigail C. Tilton, Associate Professor
Location: CFO 1210

Interim Associate Dean: Shannon R. Scott, Professor
Location: CFO 1201

Phone: 940-898-3326
Fax: 940-898-3366

The College of Arts and Sciences prepares graduates with a broad knowledge and understanding of the world; in-depth knowledge of their area of specialty; sophisticated intellectual, critical thinking, and practical skills; a strong sense of ethical and civic responsibility for making a difference in society; and the ability to apply their education to enrich every aspect of their lives. The integration of academic disciplines and professional programs and facilitation of creative and critical thinking distinguish the College. The College encourages collaborations and partnerships to enhance educational, research, and career opportunities. Through a spectrum of innovative learning strategies, the College increases educational opportunities for a diverse student body, particularly women and underrepresented populations.

All of us in Arts and Sciences are committed to the goal of preparing our students to meet the challenges of an ever-changing global environment and to meet the expressed needs of employers for graduates who are: excellent communicators, analytical thinkers, able to apply scientific and mathematical learning, proficient in the uses of technology, and culturally literate.

Within this framework, opportunities abound for students to:

  • Excel academically (Honors courses, research projects, exhibitions and performance venues);
  • Experience an optimum classroom and/or online distance learning environment;
  • Acquire professional work experiences (Internships and cooperative education programs);
  • Develop leadership skills (Student clubs and organizations);
  • Prepare for graduate education or direct entry into a career;
  • Begin the lifelong process of personal enrichment (community service and study tours across the country and around the world).

The College of Arts and Sciences is comprised of the departments of Biology; Chemistry and Biochemistry; English, Speech and Foreign Languages; Fashion and Textiles; History and Political Science; Mathematics and Computer Science; Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies; Psychology and Philosophy; Social Work; Sociology, and the School of the Arts (Dance, Theatre, Music, Visual Arts).

Programs offered by the College lead to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of General Studies, Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Specialist in School Psychology, and  Doctor of Philosophy. Also offered are several interdisciplinary minors such as Ethnic Studies, Global Studies, and Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies, and Pre-Med.  General degree requirements of the University can be found in Academic Information and Planning.

Please visit the College of Arts and Sciences webpage for more information.

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