College of Arts and Sciences Departments
The departments within the College of Arts and Sciences offer a diverse selection of academic programs that enable students to explore their intellectual interests while developing skills that lead to rewarding professional opportunities.
An understanding of psychology can be applied to every aspect of life. Our courses provide a deep understanding of the self, other people, and how to apply that knowledge broadly.
Our undergraduate and graduate programs embrace a common mission: to fortify the intellectual and social skills necessary for effective human communication.
Our programs help you understand important aspects of society: the global economy, production decisions, income distribution, consumption of goods and services, and more.
Studying various aspects of literature and culture provides you with the understanding and skills critical to participation and success in a complex, multicultural world.
The study and practice of history and the social sciences - global studies, politics, law, sociology - through teaching, research, and outreach allows you to understand the human condition.
Critical thinking and quantitative problem solving skills prepare you for a career in any of the highly regarded fields of actuarial or applied mathematics, applied statistics or a field of your choice.
Language study teaches you to think critically and introduces you to the ways in which other cultures - such as Chinese, French, Italian, and Spanish - develop meaning.
Science and Technology
Our programs emphasize basic and applied research, technical applications, and international experiences, including research opportunities at Chinese universities.