College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences forms the intellectual core of ACU, educating every student through creativity and determination.

We provide transformative study programs and immersive experiences that combine liberal arts, fine and performing arts, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education with professional and career preparation. Our programs span the arts, humanities, social sciences, behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics as well as professional and pre-professional programs.

The College of Arts and Sciences forms the intellectual core of ACU, educating every student through creativity and determination.

We provide transformative study programs and immersive experiences that combine liberal arts, fine and performing arts, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education with professional and career preparation. Our programs span the arts, humanities, social sciences, behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics as well as professional and pre-professional programs.

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Every student at ACU

Regardless of major, every student interacts with the College of Arts and Sciences through core curriculum courses. That means you’ll develop the foundational liberals arts abilities of critical thinking and effective communication, skills that will serve you well wherever you go. And your courses come from a distinctly Christian perspective, preparing you to lead with purpose and conviction.

Every student at ACU

Regardless of major, every student interacts with the College of Arts and Sciences through core curriculum courses. That means you’ll develop the foundational liberals arts abilities of critical thinking and effective communication, skills that will serve you well wherever you go. And your courses come from a distinctly Christian perspective, preparing you to lead with purpose and conviction.

Faculty Spotlight

TEACHING BY DESIGN

Make. Learn. Inspire. These three words embody the teaching philosophy of art and design professor Dr. Nil Santana. He hopes students leave his classes with a lifelong curiosity and an ability to accept new challenges – skills that will take them far regardless of the path they choose.

TEACHING BY DESIGN

Make. Learn. Inspire. These three words embody the teaching philosophy of art and design professor Dr. Nil Santana. He hopes students leave his classes with a lifelong curiosity and an ability to accept new challenges – skills that will take them far regardless of the path they choose.

CAS News

Mitchell Schneller

NASA grant brings engineering intern’s project to ACU campus

Mitchell Schneller calls his summer internship at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida an “amazing opportunity.” Several other students call it amazing, too, because a grant from NASA to ACU’s Department of Engineering and Physics brought Schneller’s project to the Abilene campus. Now Schneller and fellow seniors Michael Ranger, Koby Rodgers and Cole Shannon are … Continued

LJ Brodie Dancing

Dance is more than art for LJ Brodie – it’s a way to live out his mission

The conviction that art can challenge, bless and inspire others motivates everything LJ Brodie (’21) does. The senior musical theatre major from Mesquite, Texas, who will be the first graduate from ACU Theatre’s dance program, has been blessing others through performances since childhood, from work on his church’s step team to theatre in high school, … Continued

Rebecca Barker

Rebecca Barker (’04) | Deep In The Heart Art Foundry

Head Patineur and Conservator, Deep In The Heart Art Group As an art student at ACU, Rebecca Barker (’04) helped shape one of the campus icons, Jacob’s Dream, an almost 40-foot bronze sculpture, surrounded by weathered stones. Now Rebecca helps shape other artists’ work as head patineur and conservator of Deep In The Heart Art … Continued

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