College of Arts and Sciences Departments

The College of Arts and Sciences provides transformative education across the liberal arts and sciences. With more than 50 undergraduate majors, nine graduate degree programs and comprising the majority of ACU’s general education curriculum, the College of Arts and Sciences reaches every student with a distinctly Christian approach to learning.

The College of Arts and Sciences provides transformative education across the liberal arts and sciences. With more than 50 undergraduate majors, nine graduate degree programs and comprising the majority of ACU’s general education curriculum, the College of Arts and Sciences reaches every student with a distinctly Christian approach to learning.

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Departments

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Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

The Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences prepares you for a life of continual growth through the Christian stewardship of sustainable agricultural and environmental systems.

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Department of Art and Design

The Department of Art and Design understands the power of art and design to make the world more beautiful, more livable and more pleasing to our Creator. It equips and empowers passionate Christian artists to use their talent and imagination to mirror the expressive act of creation.

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Department of Biology

The Department of Biology offers a powerful base of scientific knowledge that shapes how we see, understand and engage with the natural world.

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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry prepares you with a powerful scientific foundation and a passionately Christian worldview that empowers your teaching, research and leadership in academic and industrial settings.

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Department of Communication and Sociology

The Department of Communication and Sociology prepares you to communicate skillfully, think critically, conduct groundbreaking research and lead purposefully through a breadth of careers.

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Department of Engineering and Physics

The Department of Engineering and Physics offers a deep understanding of the physical world through theory, application, analysis and practical design.

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Department of History and Global Studies

The Department of History and Global Studies engages the complexities and lessons of the past to enlighten your understanding of the present and your insight into the future.

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Department of Journalism and Mass Communication

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication prepares you to become an exceptional, ethical and agile communicator in a rapidly changing media environment.

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Department of Language and Literature

The Department of Language and Literature invites the study of the world’s languages and stories to deepen our understanding of the world, and of each other, as is central to our calling as people of faith.

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Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics prepares you for lifelong growth as a scholar and explorer of math, developing in you the critical and analytical skills to teach, lead and solve real-world problems that, in turn, enrich the lives of others.

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Department of Music

The Department of Music prepares outstanding musicians and leaders who reflect and celebrate God's creative presence in our lives and art.

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Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice

The Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice offers a powerful understanding of domestic and international politics, along with criminal justice theory and practice.

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Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology interprets the nature and needs of humankind through a biblical perspective, offering a deep understanding of human behavior and mental processes.

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Department of Theatre

The Department of Theatre offers a life-changing, studio-intensive program rooted in Christian values that prepares you for continual growth and meaningful change through your theatre craft.