College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Alisa White, Dean
Because learning is a lifelong endeavor, liberal arts and sciences programs are designed to assist in developing the knowledge, skills and perspectives of an educated person. To that end the College:
- Advances the university's purpose by providing a setting for free inquiry; excellence in teaching, scholarship, creative activity and research; and public service by faculty, staff and students.
- Encourages honesty, integrity, responsibility, service to others, and sensitivity to the concerns of all people and cultures.
- Provides programs that explore the natural and physical world and the human condition and the opportunities that our differences create, for the mutual advancement of all people.
The College of Arts and Sciences offers fifteen baccalaureate majors:
Art (B.A., B.F.A.)
Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.)
Criminal Justice (B.S.)
Economics (B.A., B.S.)
History (B.A., B.S.)
Journalism (B.A., B.S.)
Music (B.M., B.A.)
Political Science (B.A., B.S.)
Sociology (B.A., B.S.)
Speech Communication (B.A., B.S.)
The college also offers courses to be used in satisfying teacher certification requirements for teaching fields in art, chemistry, English language arts, history, journalism, life science (biology), mathematics, music, physical science (chemistry), social studies, Spanish, and speech communication. Courses leading to an undergraduate supplement in English as a Second Language (ESL) are also available. Graduate programs are described in the graduate section of this catalog.
All students in the College of Arts and Sciences who do not come "core complete" from another Texas public college or university are required to complete a 44-hour University Core Curriculum as outlined in the Undergraduate Academic Policies section of this catalog. Students should consult their advisor before enrolling in Core Curriculum courses as many majors require specific courses to be taken.
To meet the six-semester-hour mathematics component of the University Core Curriculum:
- Students majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, and Mathematics should consult the appropriate section of the catalog for the required mathematics courses.
- Students majoring in communication (journalism and speech), fine arts, humanities (English, history and Spanish), political science, criminal justice and Sociology are strongly encouraged to take one of the following sets of Mathematics courses:
Students should consult their advisor for the required mathematics sequence.