Biographical / Historical
The College of Arts and Humanities began as the Division of Fine and Applied Arts in
1938. At that time, the only departments were Art, Industrial Education and Music. In
1948, the Division of Fine and Applied Arts offered Home Economics as another major.
In 1965, the name changed to the School of Arts and Science, merging the Division of
Fine and Apphed Arts with the Division of Language and Literature and the Division of
Social Studies. At this point, the school offered Art, Biological Sciences, Chemistry,
Dental Assisting, Economics, English, Foreign Languages: French, German, Russian, and
Spanish, Teaching a Foreign Language, Geography, History, Interdisciplinary Studies,
Science, Mathematics and Astronomy, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science,
Sociology, and Speech. In 1968, the Honors department was added to the school.
In 1978 the name changed again, to the College of Arts and Humanities. At this point, the
college offered American Studies, Art, English, Foreign Languages, History, Honor's
Program, Humanities, Mass Communications, Music, Open Studies, Peace Studies,
Philosophy, Pre-Theology, Scandinavian Studies, and Speech and Theater Arts. In 1980,
the college dropped Peace Studies and in 1984 the college offered Religious Studies.
Religious Studies and Pre-Theology were both dropped in 1996.
The College of Arts and Humanities, as of 2010, offers several different types of degrees.
There is the Bachelor of Fine Arts for Art, English, and Theater. The Bachelor of Arts is
offered for Art, Communication Studies, Dance, English, French, German, Humanities,
Mass Communications, Music, Philosophy, Philosophy-Politics-Economics,
Scandinavian Studies, Spanish, and Theater. There is also the Bachelor of Music for
Music Students. The Bachelor of Science offers Cognitive Science, Communication
Studies, Dance, English, French, German, Mass Communication, Music Industry, Open
Studies, Philosophy, Philosophy-Politics-Economics, Spanish, and Theater as majors.
The College of Arts and Humanities offers an Associates of Arts Degree in Liberal
Studies, and a Certificate Program in Technical Studies.
For more information on the College of Arts and Humanities, please see their website at:
This information compiled from the school bulletins.
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