Undergraduate Bulletin > Academic Units > College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences
Timothy D. Johnston, Professor and Dean of the College
Denise N. Baker, Professor and Associate Dean
Robert C. Hansen, Professor and Associate Dean
Thomas Kwapil, Professor and Associate Dean for Research
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.
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; History; Interior Architecture; Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Mathematics and Statistics; Media Studies; Philosophy; Physics and Astronomy; Political Science; Psychology; Religious Studies; and Sociology. The College also includes Freshman Seminars, African American Studies, Archaeology, Environmental Studies, Humanities, Integrated Science, International and Global Studies, Medical Technology, Social Sciences, and Women’s and Gender Studies.
CASA, the College advising center, provides academic assistance for first-year and undergraduate students.
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.
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.
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.
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