College of Arts and Sciences

Charles Mattis, Dean
Jeff Haseltine, Associate Dean
ACU Box 29210
Abilene, Texas 79699-9210
Sherrod Building – Don Morris Center, Room 127

Phone: 325-674-2209
Fax: 325-674-6800
Email: cas@acu.edu
Web: www.acu.edu/cas.html

The College of Arts and Sciences endeavors to educate students for worldwide Christian service and leadership through programs of study and other learning experiences that blend a liberal arts education with professional and career education. The college offers a broad spectrum of programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences, behavioral sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics as well as professional and pre-professional programs. Many courses in the college are designed to provide a unique liberal arts education from a Christian perspective to students of all majors throughout the university.

The college includes the following 18 degree granting departments and programs:

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 
Applied Studies 
Art and Design
Biology
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Conflict Resolution
Communication
English
Foreign Languages
History
Journalism and Mass Communication
Mathematics
Music
Physics
Political Science 
Psychology
Sociology and Family Studies
Theatre 

The College of Arts and Sciences offers the following degrees:

          • Associate of Arts (AA)

          • Bachelor of Arts (BA)

          • Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS)

          • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

          • Bachelor of Music (BM)

          • Bachelor of Science (BS)

See the department listings for more specific information about degree programs offered and the requirements for each degree.

Many graduate programs are offered in Arts and Sciences through the Graduate School. For more information, consult the Graduate School section of this catalog.

Other programs in the College of Arts and Sciences are:

Criminal Justice 

(Sociology and Family Studies)

Gerontology Certificate  

(Sociology and Family Studies and Interdisciplinary Programs)

Institute of Intensive English (IIE) 

(Foreign Languages)

International Studies  

(Foreign Languages and Interdisciplinary Programs)

Ethnic and Women's Studies Minor  

(History and Interdisciplinary Programs)

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