2022-2023 Catalog With Addendum 
    Jul 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog With Addendum [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Arts and Sciences

Greg Straughn, Dean
Jonathan Camp, Associate Dean
Lori Houghtalen, Associate Dean

ACU Box 29210
Abilene, Texas 79699-9210
Sherrod Building - Don Morris Center, Room 127

Phone: 325-674-2209
Email: cas@acu.edu
Web: www.acu.edu/cas

The mission of the College of Arts and Sciences is to engage students with humanity’s greatest ideas to create understanding, apply insights, and serve the world as Christian thinkers and problem solvers. The college’s programs of study and other learning experiences blend a liberal arts education with professional and career education. The college offers a broad spectrum of programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences, behavioral sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics as well as professional and pre-professional programs. Many courses in the college are designed to provide a unique liberal arts education from a Christian perspective to students of all majors throughout the university.

The college includes the following 14 degree-granting departments and programs:

  • Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Communication and Sociology
  • Engineering and Physics
  • History and Global Studies
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Language and Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Political Science and Criminal Justice
  • Psychology
  • Theatre

The College of Arts and Sciences offers the following undergraduate degrees:

  • Associate of Arts (AA)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
  • Bachelor of Music (BM)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS)
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE)

See the department listings for more specific information about degree programs offered and the requirements for each degree.

Many graduate programs are also offered in Arts and Sciences. The college’s graduate programs offer specialization in academic and professional aspects of a variety of disciplines, grounded in the Christian context of the university.

The College of Arts and Sciences offers graduate degrees in the following areas:

  • Master of Arts in Communication
  • Master of Arts in Corporate Communication
  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Liberal Arts
  • Master of Science in Psychology (General)
  • Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
  • Master of Science in Counseling Psychology
  • Specialist in School Psychology

See the program listings for specific information about these degree programs and their requirements.