College of Arts and Sciences
Joan Wick- Pelletier
Dean, Facilities Management
Dean, Administrative Services
Dean, Budget and Personnel
Dean, Academic Program
College of Arts and Sciences comprises the students and faculty of 25 departments
offering majors and minors, as well as those working in a variety of cooperative
interdisciplinary programs. These include the arts, computational sciences,
humanistic studies, physical sciences, and social sciences. Study in the Arts
and Sciences provides students with a liberal education, including knowledge
and skills applicable to further study and to occupations in a great variety
presence of research faculty and graduate students in the programs of the College
affords undergraduate students the opportunity to study with scholars and researchers
working at the cutting edge of their disciplines. Qualified advanced undergraduates,
in accordance with University policy, may enroll in appropriate graduate courses.
of study leading to majors in the College are actuarial and mathematical sciences,
Africana studies, anthropology, art, Asian studies, atmospheric science, biology,
chemistry, Chinese studies, computer science, computer science and applied mathematics,
economics, English, French, geography, geology, Greek and Roman civilization,
history, Italian, Judaic studies, Latin American studies, linguistics, mathematics,
music, philosophy, physics, psychology, Puerto Rican studies, rhetoric and communication,
Russian, Russian and East European studies, sociology, Spanish, theatre, urban
studies and planning, and women's studies.
addition, the college is responsible for interdisciplinary majors with concentrations
in art history, biochemistry and molecular biology, earth and atmospheric science,
East Asian studies, human biology, Japanese studies, medieval and Renaissance
studies, and religious studies; and for minor programs in cognitive science,
film studies, journalism, Hebrew, Japanese studies, and Portuguese.
purposes of degree requirements for the B.A. and B.S. degrees, the following
undergraduate courses offered by the college are defined as liberal arts and
sciences: all courses except A Eaj 423, A Eco 495, A Heb 450, A Mat 204, A Mus
315, A Rus 395, A Thr 315.
in this section are preceded by the prefix letter A.
Language Study Placement Policies
language placement is based on a student's current level of competence,
as determined by placement procedures developed by the University's foreign
language departments. Regulations covering foreign language placement and credit
may be obtained from departmental offices offering the language in question.
department, through a departmental representative, will assess the active skills
in that language and will make a final placement decision for each student no
later than the second class meeting of the course being recommended. A student
may not earn graduation credit for a course in a language sequence if it is
a prerequisite to a course for which graduation credit has already been earned.
earning advanced placement credits from high school will be expected to register
for the next course in the language sequence. Those earning credit in University
in the High School course work must consult with the appropriate department
chair for placement in the next course in that language's sequence.