May 20, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022

School of Arts and Sciences


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Andrea Stewart, Dean

Education Program Coordinator

Tanesha Ford

Administrative Analyst

Doris Alexander

The School of Arts and Sciences, a UAPB area of excellence, is noted for its high quality of undergraduate instruction and its effective student learning. Students will enter the school academically prepared and eager to learn. Upon graduation, they are successful in finding employment in their fields of study or in being admitted to graduate/professional school.

A competent faculty continues to be appropriately credentialed and involved in scholarly activities. The school, is housed in modern facilities that are well-kept, having laboratories, studios and classrooms with state-of-the-art equipment, continues to provide an environment that is conducive to, and supportive of, teaching and learning.

Mission Statement

The school provides and maintains an environment that is conducive for excellence in teaching and learning in the Arts, Languages, literature, mass communication, nursing, social and behavioral sciences, natural and mathematical sciences, and technology.

The School of Arts and Sciences has a diversity of offerings in two curricular emphasis areas: Science and Technology and Liberal and Fine Arts.

The Science and Technology provides educational experiences to ensure students’ success in nursing, mathematics, engineering, natural sciences, and technology. It provides appropriate experiences through course offerings in mathematics, the natural sciences, and nursing. The Departments of Biology, Chemistry & Physics, Mathematical Sciences & Technology, and Nursing comprise the Science and Technology emphasis of the School of Arts and Sciences. These program offerings are designed to achieve the following Goals:

  1. Provide general education courses to all students of the University;
  2. Provide in-depth instruction in specific disciplines;
  3. Provide experiences that permit the students to gain knowledge of significant accomplishments in mathematics and the sciences;
  4. Assist students in developing critical and analytical thought patterns; and
  5. Allow for individual creativity and development through the examination of special problems and participation in research.

These Goals are met by courses of study that allow the students to experience a wide range of mathematical and scientific subjects as well as in-depth instruction in specific disciplines.

The science and technology curricula offer majors in biology, chemistry, computer sciences, industrial technology, mathematics, nursing and physics.

Through the Liberal and Fine Arts area, the School of Arts and Sciences provides experiences designed to give students control of their own minds so that they may be prepared for responsible living in a constantly changing world. It offers courses designed to help students develop lasting values, to make a living, and to continue their own self-education. It provides these experiences through course offerings in the humanities and the social sciences that achieve the following Goals:

  1. Provide general education courses to all students of the University;
  2. Provide in-depth instruction in specific areas;
  3. Provide experiences that permit the students to gain knowledge of significant accomplishments in humanities and the social sciences; and
  4. Assist students in developing critical and analytical thought patterns.

The school meets these Goals by offering courses of study that allow students to explore a wide range of general education subjects as well as in-depth instruction in specific disciplines, including the departments of Art; English, Theatre and Mass Communications; Music, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Social Work.

The School of Arts and Sciences offers majors in Art, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, English, Theatre, Gerontology, History, Industrial Technology, Journalism, Psychology, Mathematics, Music, Nursing, Political Science, Social Science, Sociology and Social Work. It offers both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. In graduate education, the school cooperates with the School of Education to offer M.Ed. degrees with concentrations in Science, English, Mathematics and Social Studies. The School of Arts and Sciences also offers M.S. degrees in Addiction Studies, and Computer Science.

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