College of Liberal Arts

You are here

Departments & Programs


Anthropology focuses on the spectrum of the human experience - past and present. An anthropology degree balances practical, applied, and theoretical research within liberal arts, as well as interdisciplinary education.


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Arts
  • Doctor of Philosophy


The English department offers a variety of courses in literature, language and writing. Our majors explore literature as an artistic medium from both theoretical and historical perspectives, in the process honing students' analytical and writing skills.


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Arts
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Fine Arts - Creative Writing

English Language Center

The English Language Center (ELC) provides language instruction for international and domestic students whose first language is not English. The courses serve to improve both spoken and written English so that students may move swiftly into their major courses of study.


Great Works Academic Certificate

The Great Works Academic Certificate (GWAC) encourages students to encounter the great works of philosophy, politics, literature, history, and the sciences in order to enrich their liberal education and their future lives.


  • Certificate


The history department's curriculum embraces the panorama of the past while also helping students to fulfill their constitutions, humanities, multicultural, and international requirements.


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Arts
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Cultural / Intellectual History
  • Doctor of Philosophy - History of the U.S. West

Interdisciplinary Degree Programs

The Interdisciplinary Degree Programs allow students to create degree programs from courses across disciplinary boundaries, including cultural studies, linguistic studies, Asian studies, Latin American studies, multi-disciplinary studies, and social science studies.


  • Bachelor of Arts - Afro-American Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts - Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts - Latin American Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts - Multidisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts - Social Science Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts - Gender and Sexuality Studies


The philosophy department offers its majors a balanced curriculum of courses in the history of philosophy and in the most recent philosophical theories.


  • Bachelor of Arts

Political Science

Faculty in the political science department cover a broad range of specialties including American politics, public policy, public law, political theory, comparative politics, and international politics.


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Arts - Ethics and Policy Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Global Studies


The psychology department provides a broad foundation in psychology, with further specialty courses and opportunities for undergraduates to be involved in research and various applied settings. The curriculum meets the needs of students intending to pursue advanced training in psychology, education, medicine, or related fields.


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Arts
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Clinical and Experimental


The sociology department teaches courses that concern human behavior, social life and social change. Many topics are examined, including marriage and family, religion, crime and delinquency, deviance, work and occupations, leisure and sports, economic inequalities, race and ethnic relations, and gender.


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Arts
  • Doctor of Philosophy

World Languages and Cultures

With its emphasis on linguistic, cultural and critical skills, the foreign language curriculum provides students the essential skills needed to understand other cultures and to pursue careers in an increasingly global environment.


  • Bachelor of Arts - French
  • Bachelor of Arts - German
  • Bachelor of Arts - Romance Languages
  • Bachelor of Arts - Spanish
  • Spanish for the Professions
  • Master of Arts - Spanish


  • Afro-American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Asian Studies
  • Chinese
  • Classical Studies
  • English
  • French
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • German
  • Gerontology
  • History
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latina/o Studies
  • Law and Justice
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish