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2019-2020 General Catalog 
2019-2020 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

The College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (CSSAH) is a multidisciplinary College connecting students to the world with an array of learning opportunities including research, internships, co-op, service learning, online instruction, and experiential scholarship. Students examine enduring and systemic questions about human nature and social behavior. They study the organization and functions of government, the interrelations of global societies and political systems. Our students are challenged to examine critically how the world is shaped by diverse values, histories and cultures.

The integrated and rigorous curriculum of the departments comprising the College opens the world to students. It provides them with an expansive understanding of the arts, anthropology, American History, the African American experience, criminal justice, geography, humanities, law, modern language, music, philosophy, psychology, religion, sociology, social work, and theatre. CSSAH is the largest college in the University and is home to a prolific faculty and a diverse student-body.

In recent semesters students have studied abroad in China, South Africa, and various countries in Latin America. They have presented their research at national academic conferences in history, English/American Literature and psychology. Students have interned at a variety of educational, social service, and political organizations and agencies. Students have performed on stage and honed their talents to the acclaim of critics and local audiences. Promising musicians and artists have showcased their skills through varied media, compositions and recitals. Their artistic and professional portfolios are based on years of hard work and critical assessment and evaluation.

The academic experience of the CSSAH is state-of-art and inventive. The College makes maximum use of technology and a variety of teaching pedagogies. Upon graduation, students are prepared to pursue professional careers and/or continue their education at the graduate level in professional studies. Through the CSSAH coursework comes alive as the educational experience for students within the College emphasizes theory, application, professionalism, and education for the greater good.

Degree Programs

Organized into eight (8) degree-granting units, the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Department of Army ROTC, the college offers fifteen (15) separate majors leading to the bachelor of science, bachelor of arts, bachelor of criminal justice, and bachelor of social work degrees. It also offers three master-level programs: master of applied social science, master of community psychology and master of social work.

Students enrolled in the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities are not limited to the several curricula offered by the college. They may take courses offered in other colleges and schools of the University, which, with the approval of the department chairperson, may be included in the degree program, used as a minor field of concentration, or used as electives. In order to graduate, undergraduate students are required to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and a grade of “C” or above in all major courses, and graduate students must have a minimum 3.0. All directed individual study (DIS) courses must be approved by the supervising professor, the chairperson and the dean. Prior approval of the dean is required for all transient credit.

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in African-American Studies
Bachelor of Arts in English
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy & Religion
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Social Work
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Bachelor of Science in Sociology
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in Theatre
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Music
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in History

Graduate Degree Programs

Master of Applied Social Science (M.A.S.S.)
Master of Science in Community Psychology
Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)


    Master’s Degree


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