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College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Dean and Professor: T. Williams (PhD), 450-3293
Associate Dean and Professor: G. Seymour (PhD), 450-3293
Associate Dean and Professor: P. Rose (PhD)

[1] Mission

The mission of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is to excel in developing creativity and knowledge; in cultivating the next generation of artists, informed citizens, scholars and socially responsible leaders; and to equip students for lifelong intellectual and personal growth. We are committed to the values of collaboration, communication, diversity, and inclusion, and embracing these values, we promote the exploration of multiple cultures, disciplines, languages, and viewpoints. We celebrate artistic, professional, and scholarly achievement through exhibitions, lectures, performances, publications, recitals, screenings, and service.

[2] Departments

Department of Art and Design
School of Communication
Department of English
Department of Film, Theatre, and Creative Writing
Department of History
Department of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures, and Cultures
Department of Music,
Department of Philosophy and Religion
Department of Political Science
Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology

[3] Honors in the Majors

Anthropology
Art
Criminology
English
Film
History
International Studies
Journalism
Linguistics
Modern Languages
Music
Philosophy
Political Science
Public Administration
Religious Studies
Sociology
Theatre

[4] Undergraduate Curricula

Degree Programs

  • African and African American Studies (BA)
  • Anthropology (BA, BS)
  • Art (BA) | Concentrations: Art Education, Art History, Fine Art
  • Art-Studio Art (BFA) | Concentrations: Ceramics, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture
  • Communication (BA, BS)
  • Creative Writing (BA)
  • Criminology (BA, BS)
  • English (BA) | Concentration: English Education (teacher licensure)
  • Film (BA, BS)
  • General Education (AA)
  • General Studies (BGS)
  • History (BA, BS)
  • Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies (BA)
  • Interior Design (BA, BS)
  • International Studies (BA) | Concentrations: International Politics and Diplomacy, International Economy and Development, Regional Studies
  • Journalism (BA, BS) | Concentrations: Print, Broadcast, Online
  • Linguistics (BA) | Concentrations: Language, TESOL, Computer Science, General Linguistics
  • Modern Languages (BA) | Concentrations: French, Spanish, Chinese (each concentration has three emphases: traditional, teacher licensure, business)
  • Music (BA)
  • Music-Music Education (BME) | Concentrations: Instrumental, Vocal, Piano (instrumental), Piano (vocal)
  • Music-Performance (BM) | Concentrations: Composition, Instrumental, Piano, Piano Pedagogy, Vocal
  • Philosophy (BA, BS)
  • Political Science (BA, BS)
  • Public Administration (BA, BS)
  • Public Relations (BA, BS)
  • Religious Studies (BA, BS)
  • Social Studies (BSE)
  • Sociology
  • Theatre (BA, BS)
  • Writing (BA) | Concentrations: Professional Writing, Writing Studies

Minor Programs

African and African American Studies
Anthropology
Art
Art History
Asian Studies
Chinese
Communication
Creative Writing
Criminology
English
Film
French
Gender Studies
German
History
International Studies
Journalism
Latin American and Latino Studies
Legal Studies
Linguistics
Music
Philosophy
Political Science
Professional Writing
Public Administration
Public Relations
Religious Studies
Sociology
Southern and Arkansas Studies
Spanish
TESOL
Theatre
Writing Studies

Other Curricula

Intensive English Program

[4] Graduate Curricula

  • Creative Writing (MFA)
  • English (MA) | Concentrations: Language Arts, Literature, Medieval-Renaissance
  • History (MA)
  • Music (GC, MM) | MM Concentrations: Conducting (Choral, Vocal), Music Education, Performance (Instrumental, Piano, Vocal), Theory
  • Spanish (GC, MA)