2019-20 Catalogs

CAHS Overview

Dean: Adam Tuchinsky; Associate Dean: Lisa Walker; Financial Manager: Pamela Roy; Administrative Manager: Elaine Lohrman; Administrative Specialists: Penny Glover, Stephanie McLeod

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 two graduate programs leading to the master's degree and two graduate certificate programs. These are the master of fine arts (MFA) in creative writing, the master of music (MM), a certificate of graduate study in Composing Together, and a certificate of graduate study in Food Studies. 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:

  • Food Studies
  • Music
  • Stonecoast MFA

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.