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

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

ACU students complete work on STAR detector components through Brookhaven National Laboratory

In spite of challenges presented by the pandemic, undergraduate students at Abilene Christian University have devoted the past several months to preparing components for a hadron calorimeter as part of the STAR detector project – an experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Laboratory – and for the first time were able … Continued

Biochemistry major Bao Catteau on a mission trip in Guatemala.

Childhood health issues lead to desire to become a doctor

Bao Catteau’s start in life was filled with uncertainty. Now he is certain – he wants to become a physician. Born in Shenzhen, China, Bao was abandoned as an infant. A police officer found him and placed him in an orphanage, where he was given his name and a place to live. When he was 5 … Continued

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