Degree Programs

In the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences (CLASS), we offer courses and academic programs that provide students with the foundation for success in a dynamic, fast-paced, and diverse world.  These foundational skills help students excel and lead in any career, cultivate the creativity and critical thinking to adapt to diverse environments, and resolve society’s most challenging problems in a culturally competent and ethical way.  CLASS is focused on cultivating skills that are vital to the contemporary workplace - teamwork, critical thinking, communication, and leadership.

CLASS also offers diverse selection of Interdisciplinary Programs including academic minors in African/African-American Studies, Appalachian Studies, Asian Studies, Applied Creative Thinking, Environmental Sustainability and Stewardship, International Studies, Veterans’ Studies, and Women and Gender Studies.  It also houses the interdisciplinary academic areas of Service-Learning and Education Abroad.

If you are interested in any of our programs and would like more information regarding degree requirements for individual programs and an example class schedule, visit our Curriculum Planners page!


Anthropology, Sociology & Social Work

Degrees: General Studies (A.G.S. concentrations in: Anthropology, Sociology); Anthropology (B.A.); Sociology, (B.A.); Social Work (B.S.W.).
Minors: Anthropology, Archaeology, Social Welfare, Sociology.
Certificates: Certificate in Public Child Welfare.

Art & Design

Degrees: Art (B.A. concentrations in: Teacher Education, Liberal Arts); Art (B.F.A. concentrations in: Ceramics, Graphic Design, Metals/Jewelry, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture).
Minors: Art History, Studio Art.

Economics

Degrees: Economics (B.A. concentrations in: General Economics; Applied Economics; International Economics); Globalization & International Affairs (B.A.).
Minor: Economics.

English & Theatre

Degrees: General Studies (A.G.S. concentration in English); English (B.A. concentrations in: Literature; Creative Writing; Technical Writing; Theatre); English/Teaching (B.A. concentrations in: English; Theatre);  English (M.A. concentrations in: Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, and Generalist); Creative Writing (M.F.A.).
Accelerated 3+2 Dual Degree Program: English, (B.A. concentrations in: Literature; Creative Writing; Technical Writing) + English, (M.A. concentrations in Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, and Generalist)
Minors: English, English Teaching, Theatre Arts, Theatre Arts Teaching.
Endorsement: English as a Second Language.

Government

Degrees: Paralegal Studies (A.A.S.); General Studies (A.G.S. concentration in: Political Science) Paralegal Science (B.A.); Political Science (B.A.); Public Administration (M.P.A. concentrations in: Community Health Administration; Community Development; Environmental Health).
Accelerated 3+2 Dual Degree Program: Political Science (B.A.) + Master of Public Administration (M.P.A. concentrations in: Community Health Administration; Community Development; Environmental Health).
Minors: Legal Studies, Paralegal Studies, Political Science, Public Administration.
Certificate: Certificate in Paralegal Science (Post-Baccalaureate).

History

Degrees: General Studies (A.G.S. concentration in: History); History (B.A.); History/Teaching (B.A.); History (M.A.).
Minor: History.

Languages, Cultures & Humanities

Degrees: Comparative Humanities (B.A.); French (B.A.); French/Teaching (B.A.); Spanish (B.A.); Spanish/Teaching (B.A.).
Minors: French, Humanities, Spanish.
Certificates: French Conversation & Culture, German Conversation & Culture, Japanese Conversation & Culture, Spanish Conversation & Culture.

Music

Degrees: Music (B.M. concentrations in: Education, Performance (Instrumental or Vocal); Music Industry; Music Industry - Recording Arts; Music Theory/Composition; Music Education (Instrumental or Vocal)); Music (M.M. concentrations in: Performance; Choral Conducting; Theory/Composition; Instrumental Conducting; Music Education).
Minor: Music.

Philosophy & Religion

Degree: Philosophy (B.A.).
Minors: Philosophy, Religion, Applied Ethics.

Psychology

Degrees: General Studies (A.G.S. concentration in: Psychology); Psychology (B.S. concentrations in Psychology (General); Brain & Cognitive Sciences; Child & Family Psychology; Developmental Disabilities/Autism Spectrum Disorders; Forensic Psychology; Psychiatric Rehabilitation; Substance Abuse; Psychology of the Workplace); Animal Studies (B.S.); Psychology (M.S.); Industrial & Organizational Psychology (M.S.); School Psychology [Specialist in Psychology] (Psy.S.); Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) .
Minor: Psychology.
Certificate: Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate (Graduate).