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.
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.
Degrees: Art Design/Studio (B.S.); Art Design/Studio (B.F.A. Concentrations in Teacher Education; Graphic Design; Studio Arts)
Minors: Art History, Studio Art.
Degrees: Broadcasting and Electronic Media (B.A. concentrations in Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Multimedia Journalism, Film Techniques and Technology), Communication Studies (B.A.), Public Relations (B.A.)
Minors: Multimedia Journalism, Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Communication Studies, Public Relations, and Visual Media
Degrees: General Studies (A.G.S. concentration in English); English (B.A.); English/Teaching (B.A.); 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.) + English, (M.A. concentrations in Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, and Generalist)
Minors: English, English Teaching.
Endorsement: English as a Second Language.
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. concentration in Community Development; Emergency Management and Disaster Resilience: Interdisciplinary Studies).
Accelerated 3+2 Dual Degree Program: Political Science (B.A.) + Master of Public Administration (M.P.A. concentration in Community Development; Emergency Management and Disaster Resilience: Interdisciplinary Studies).
Minors: Legal Studies, Paralegal Studies, Political Science, Public Administration.
Certificate: Certificate in Paralegal Science (Post-Baccalaureate); Public Administration.
Degrees: General Studies (A.G.S. concentration in: History); History (B.A.); History/Teaching (B.A.); History (M.A.); Philosophy (B.A.).
Accelerated 3+2 Dual Degree Program History (B.A. & M.A.)
Degrees: Spanish (B.A.); Spanish/Teaching (B.A.).
Minors: Spanish; African & African American Studies; Appalachian Studies; Applied Creative Thinking; Asian Studies; Women and Gender Studies
Certificates: French Conversation & Culture, German Conversation & Culture, Japanese Conversation & Culture, Spanish Conversation and Culture; African & African American Studies; Appalachian Studies; Applied Creative Thinking; Asian Studies; Women and Gender Studies.
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).
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.); General Psychology (M.S. Concentrations in Experimental Psychology; Applied Behavior Analysis); Industrial & Organizational Psychology (M.S.); Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) .
Minor: Psychology; Veteran Studies
Certificate: Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate (Graduate); Veteran Studies (Undergraduate).