COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Interim Dean: Stephen L. Hansen
Dean: Gregory Budzban, Dean, as of August 1, 2015
The College of Arts and Sciences offers graduate studies leading to the following degrees: Master of Arts in art therapy counseling, biological sciences, English, history, sociology, and speech communication; Master of Science in biological sciences, biotechnology management, chemistry, geographical studies, mass communications, and mathematics; Master of Fine Arts; Master of Music; Master of Public Administration; Master of Social Work. In addition, the college offers an interdisciplinary program leading to the Master of Science degree in environmental sciences, environmental science management, and Professional Development Sequences in Geographic Information Systems.
The College also offers Post-Baccalaureate Certificates in American and English Literature, Teaching of English as a Second Language, Teaching of Writing, Museum Studies, Media Literacy, Piano Pedagogy, and Vocal Pedagogy.
Cooperative programs in conjunction with the School of Education lead to the Master of Science in Education degree in curriculum and instruction with teaching fields in art, biology, chemistry, earth and space sciences, English/language arts, foreign languages, history, mathematics, physics, advanced pedagogy, and STEM education.
The College is the editorial home of three periodicals: Sou'Wester, a literary magazine of fiction and poetry established in 1960, published three times a year; Postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies, published three times a year, and Papers on Language and Literature, an internationally recognized scholarly journal of criticism, published quarterly.