Schools of the College of Arts and Sciences

Last updated: June 19, 2014 at 3:15 p.m.

Majors in the Schools of the College of Arts and Sciences

Within the College of Arts and Sciences, courses are offered by academic departments to support educational programs and objectives that are departmental, interdisciplinary and university-wide in scope. Academic departments reside in schools: the School of Creative Arts, the School of Humanities, the School of Science and the School of Social Science. Because the organization of undergraduate degree requirements makes reference to this school structure, it is important that students familiarize themselves with it.

Most typically, the courses offered by a department will have membership in one school, that in which the department resides. Some courses, however, may have membership in more than one school. Also, some interdisciplinary areas do not fit neatly into a single school; individual courses within such areas may reside in different schools.

The school membership of courses has been incorporated into the "requirement codes" appearing in the course listings. A legend for the codes may be found in the "Requirement Codes" section of this Bulletin. The course offering information published each fall and spring also indicates to which schools particular courses belong. If in doubt about the school membership of a particular course, consult the Office of the University Registrar.

School of Creative Arts
Courses in the school of creative arts teach the history of the visual and performing arts, engage students in the creative process itself, and develop artistic skills and aesthetic sensibilities.

Art History
Music
Studio Art
Theater Arts

School of Humanities
The school of humanities offers undergraduates a systematic introduction to our literary and philosophical heritage.

Classical Studies
Comparative Literature and Culture
Creative Writing
East Asian Studies
English
European Cultural Studies
French and Francophone Studies
German Studies
Hispanic Studies
Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
Philosophy
Russian Studies
Women's and Gender Studies

The following ancient languages are also offered: Akkadian (the Semitic language and literature of Assyria and Babylonia preserved in cuneiform), Greek, Biblical Hebrew and Latin.

School of Science
The school of science provides the basic scientific training preparing students for entry into graduate school or for work at the intermediate level in their scientific fields. Students are encouraged to take such courses outside the School of Science as will best broaden and further their intellectual growth.

Biochemistry
Biological Physics
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Mathematics
Neuroscience

Physics

School of Social Science
In addition to the basic coverage of the social sciences provided by the departmental disciplines noted below, the school of social science also supports a number of cross-disciplinary programs which offer an opportunity to minor and, in some cases, major in their programs.

African and Afro-American Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Business
Economics
Education Studies
Environmental Studies
Film, Television and Interactive Media
Health: Science, Society, and Policy
History
International and Global Studies
Language and Linguistics
Latin American and Latino Studies
Politics
Psychology
Sociology