2013-14 Catalogs

CAHS Overview

Dean: Lynn M. Kuzma; Associate Deans: David Carey, Adam Tuchinsky; Director of Student Academic Affairs and College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Advising: Pamela V. Edwards; Financial Manager: Keva Wright Berry; Administrative Manager: Sharmon Toner; Special Assistant to the Dean for Communication and External Affairs: Jeanne Curran

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is dedicated to the ideal of a liberal arts education. Intellectually and administratively, its liberal arts mission at the undergraduate level is connected to graduate programs within the college and the university. The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences offers three graduate programs leading to the master's degree and two graduate certificate programs. These are the master of arts (MA) in American and New England studies, the master of fine arts (MFA) in creative writing, the master of music (MM), and certificates of graduate study in Composing Together and the Michael Chekhov Theatre Institute. The faculty of the College's graduate programs are committed to the preservation and dissemination of fundamental knowledge and dedicated to enhancing this knowledge through creative expression, scholarly interpretation, and research. All of our graduate programs instill in students general attributes such as critical thinking, effective oral and written communication, and creative expression, but this general educational mission is linked to professional achievement.

Departmental Organization

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences has the following graduate schools and departments:

  • American and New England Studies
  • Music
  • Stonecoast MFA
  • Theater
Teacher Certification

Students who wish to prepare for a career in teaching at the elementary, middle, or secondary levels work with both the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and the School of Education and Human Development. Students can become certified through both undergraduate and graduate pathways. The graduate pathway is the Extended Teacher Education Program (ETEP). Students interested in this option should complete a baccalaureate degree with a major in the liberal arts, in a subject related to the desired teaching level and subject. Additional information on the Extended Teacher Education Program can be found in the School of Education and Human Development section of this catalog.