College of Arts and Sciences

Jeff Haseltine, Associate Dean
Nancy Shankle, Associate Dean
David Hendricks, Assistant Dean
ACU Box 29210
Abilene, Texas 79699-9210
Sherrod Building – Don Morris Center, Room 127

Phone: 325-674-2209
Fax: 325-674-6800

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 15 degree granting departments and programs:

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 
Art and Design
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Conflict Resolution
Engineering and Physics
• History
Journalism and Mass Communication 
Languages and Literature 
Political Science 

The College of Arts and Sciences offers the following degrees:

          • Associate of Arts (AA)

          • Bachelor of Arts (BA)

          • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

          • Bachelor of Music (BM)

          • Bachelor of Science (BS)

          • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE)          

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 

(Political Science)

Gerontology Certificate

(Interdisciplinary Programs)

Institute of Intensive English (IIE)

(Language and Literature)

International Studies  


Ethnic and Women's Studies Minor  

(History and Interdisciplinary Programs)


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