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COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Doucet, John P., Ph.D.
Distinguished Service Professor of Biological Sciences
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Director of the University Honors Program
Office: 127 Peltier Hall
Phone: 985-448-4388

Mission
The College of Arts and Sciences provides every student with a core body of knowledge and the skills for lifelong learning fundamental to a university education. The College offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees to majors within its various programs of study. In addition, through research and creative work, service, and teaching, the faculty contributes to the advancement of knowledge.

Values
The College is the academic cornerstone of the university, offering a majority of the General Education Requirement (GER) courses as well as undergraduate degrees in mathematics, sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. The college also offers graduate programs in biology and mathematics. In all courses and programs, the College nurtures students in a continuous sequence of advising and instruction. The college maintains an outstanding faculty who shapes its teaching, research and creative work, and service in order to be:

  • caring mentors and positive role models for students;
  • motivated to learn, disseminate research, and implement innovations in the classroom;
  • generous with time, talent, and resources to support the academic and economic development of the region, state and global communities.

Goals
The primary student learning goals of the College are to:

  • provide a challenging and supportive environment that allows for the development of students’ innate talents and creativity;
  • bring students to a comprehensive understanding of their chosen major discipline;
  • help students develop an appreciation and respect for diversity.

ARTS AND SCIENCES DEGREES AWARDED AT A GLANCE

*Minor available

BACHELOR OF ARTS

  • English*
    • Creative Writing Concentration
    • Literary Studies Concentration
    • Writing and Rhetoric Concentration
  • Government*
  • History*
  • Mass Communication*
    • Journalism Concentration
    • Public Relations Concentration
  • Music*
    • Liberal Arts Concentration
    • Instrumental Education Concentration
    • Vocal Education Concentration
  • Sociology*
    • Family/Youth Advocacy Concentration

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS

  • Art*
    • K-12 Education Concentration

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

  • Biology
    • Cell and Molecular Biology Concentration
    • Environmental Biology Concentration
    • General Biology Concentration
    • Marine Biology Concentration
    • Microbiology Concentration
    • Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science Concentration
    • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Dentistry Concentration
    • Pre-Occupational Therapy Concentration
    • Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration
    • Pre-Physician Assistant Concentration
    • Pre-Veterinary Concentration
  • Chemistry*
    • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Dentistry Concentration
    • Professional Concentration
    • Pre-Pharmacy Concentration
  • Geomatics
  • Mathematics*
    • Advanced Mathematics Concentration
    • Computer Science Concentration
    • Secondary Mathematics Education Concentration
  • Petroleum Services
    • Exploration and Production Concentration
    • Safety Technology Concentration>

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE

  • Petroleum Services
  • Petroleum Services – Safety Technology

NON-DEGREE PRE-PROFESSIONAL

  • Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Pre-Dental Hygiene
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Geography
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Pre-Pharmacy (Chemistry)

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

  • Professional Land Surveyor

Minimum Requirements

  • Meet the general education requirements of the university.
  • Complete one of the curricula offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Earn a grade of at least C in each required course in the candidate’s major field.
  • Earn a grade of at least C in each required course in the candidate’s minor field.

MINORS

International Studies Minor

The university awards a minor in International Studies which requires the successful completion of 18 semester hours to include Geography 104 and 15 semester hours to be chosen from the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Business concentrations listed below. The fifteen (15) hours require successful completion of 6 semester hours from two of the three concentrations listed below and 3 semester hours from the remaining concentration.

  • Required Course
    • Geography 104 World Regional Geography (3)
  • Humanities Concentration
    • Art 383 Art History Survey (1900-Present) (3)
    • **English 410 World Literature I (3)
    • **English 411 World Literature II (3)
    • History 307 Modern East Asia (3)
    • History 309 Modern Middle East and South Asia (3)
    • History 334 20th Century Europe (3)
    • History 382 English History (3)
    • History 393 French History (3)
    • **History 400 Russian History (3)
    • History 425 Hitler and Nazi Germany (3)
  • Social Sciences Concentration
    • Government 331 Topics and Dynamics of Third World Politics (3)
    • Government 391 International Relations and Politics (3)
    • Government 416 Comparative Government (3)
    • Government 421 American Foreign Policy (3)
    • Sociology 324 Social Stratification (3)
    • Sociology 360 Population Demographics and Dynamics (3)
    • Sociology 372 Special Topics in American Society (3)
    • Sociology 391 Racial and Ethnic Relations (3)
    • Sociology 404 Social and Cultural Change (3)
    • Sociology 405 Globalization (3)
  • Business Concentration
    • Agricultural Science 105 World Agriculture (3)
    • **Economics 435 Principles of International Trade (3)
    • **Finance 450 International France (3)
    • **Marketing 475 Global Marketing (3)
    • Petroleum Services Technology 302 Intercultural Communication (3)

** requires prerequisite(s)

Departments

DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF ART
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF GOVERNMENT AND  SOCIAL SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY

DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE
DEPARTMENT OF MASS COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES

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