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The College of Arts and Sciences

105 Foust Building

Timothy D. Johnston, Professor and Dean of the College

Denise N. Baker, Professor and Associate Dean

Robert C. Hansen, Professor and Associate Dean

Jacquelyn White, Interim Associate Dean for Research

Karen H. Patrick, Assistant Dean

Through its faculty, courses, and programs, the College of Arts and Sciences encourages intellectual inquiry and development of the knowledge and skills that enable critical examination of traditions and assumptions. A liberal education prepares students for informed and reflective participation in society, for sustained cultural and aesthetic enjoyment, and for a lifetime of learning.

Freedom and self-motivation in the context of a rational plan of disciplined study are fundamental to a liberal arts education. Students are encouraged to seek relationships among the various subjects studied and to develop a coherent intellectual perspective. To aid in this process, the College requirements build upon the University’s General Education requirements.

The College of Arts and Sciences is composed of the departments of Anthropology; Art; Biology; Chemistry and Biochemistry; Classical Studies; Communication Studies; Computer Science; English; Geography; German and Russian; History; Mathematics and Statistics; Media Studies; Philosophy; Physics and Astronomy; Political Science; Psychology; Religious Studies; Romance Languages; Sociology; and Theatre. The College also includes Freshman Seminars, African American Studies, Archaeology, Environmental Studies, Humanities (online Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program), International and Global Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies.

CASA, the College advising center, provides academic assistance for first-year and pre-major undergraduate students.

Major Requirements

Major requirements are described for each program listed. A course cross-listed in the major department must be taken within the major and counts toward the total hours in the major.

Minor Requirements

Most departments and interdepartmental programs of the College offer a minor program which may be taken in conjunction with a major. A minor usually requires 15 to 21 hours in a department. No more than 8 of the department hours may be taken at the 100 level and at least 9 hours must be taken in residence at UNCG.

Second Majors

A student may take a second major in conjunction with the first major. This program requires a minimum of 27 semester hours in each of two approved majors. All requirements of each major must be met; hours from the second major can be applied toward General Education requirements. A student with a first major outside the College who chooses a second major in one of the College departments is required to complete all of the departmental requirements for the second major but need not satisfy the Additional College General Education requirements (CAR). In the case of transfer students, at least 15 hours in each major must be taken at UNCG.