College Profile

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) has 131 faculty and instructional academic staff, 9 classified staff and annual student course enrollment totals of approximately 24,000. CAHSS has an excellent student to instructor ratio of 23-to-1.

The CAHSS houses the School of Art and Design, which includes the departments of Art and Art History and Design, as well as the departments of English and Philosophy; Social Science; and Speech Communication, Foreign Languages, Theatre and Music.

The CAHSS offers several undergraduate degree programs (majors): B.S. in Applied Social Science; B.F.A. degrees in Entertainment Design, Graphic Design and Interactive Media, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Multimedia Design, and Studio Art; B.S. in Game Design and Development with a concentration in Art; and a B.S. in Professional Communication and Emerging Media. The College also offers an M.S. in Technical and Professional Communication and an M.F.A. in Design.

Fourteen minors are available to students from the CAHSS: Applied Foreign Language, Applied Peace Studies, Art, Economics, Economics Teaching, English Writing, Geographic Information Systems, History, History Teaching, Journalism, Philosophy, Sociology, Spanish, and Speech Communication.

CAHSS also is home to several innovative and active centers and co-curricular activities: the Design Research Center, the Applied Social Science Research Center, the Website Usability Testing Center, the Writing Center, Prometheus, University Bands, University Choirs, University Forensics, University Theatre, and the John Furlong Gallery.

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