Undergraduate Catalog
Colleges

College of Arts and Humanities

Dr. Jeff Woods, Dean
Witherspoon Hall, Room 240
(479) 968-0274
jwoods@atu.edu
Fax: (479) 964-0812

The College of Arts and Humanities comprises six departments which offer programs of study leading to baccalaureate and associate degrees as listed below:

Associate of Arts

General Education

Associate of Science

Criminal Justice
Ozark-Ouachita Studies

Bachelor of Arts

Art Education
Communication with options in:
   Speech
   Theatre
Cultural and Geospatial Studies
English
English Education
Fine Arts
Foreign Language
Foreign Language Education
Graphic Design
History
International Studies with concentrations in:
   Cultural Affairs
   Political Affairs
Journalism with options in:
   Broadcast
   Print
   Public Relations
Music
Political Science
Psychology
Public History
Rehabilitation Science
Social Studies Education
Sociology
Speech Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Creative Writing
Creative Writing Education

Bachelor of Music Education

Music Education with options in:
   Instrumental Music
   Vocal Music
   Keyboard Vocal Music
   Keyboard Instrumental Music

In addition to the degree programs offered, the College of Arts and Humanities also offers minors in anthropology, art, creative writing, criminal justice, English, French, geography, German, history, Japanese, journalism, Latin American studies, military science, philosophy, political science, psychology, public history, rehabilitation science, religious studies, sociology, Spanish, speech communication, strategic studies, teaching English as a second language, and theatre. The college also supervises pre-professional curriculum in law and is extensively involved in the general education program.

Through these degree and pre-professional curricula, the departments in the College of Arts and Humanities prepare graduates for a variety of challenging and rewarding careers, either directly or via continued graduate or professional studies. These curricula are designed not only to develop theoretical and technical expertise in the fine arts, humanities, and social sciences, but also to nurture the ability to think clearly and express ideas persuasively. Through its general education commitment and elective offerings, the college’s faculty contributes to the broadening of the knowledge and experience of all graduates of Arkansas Tech University by promoting basic competence in communication skills, by fostering an appreciation and understanding of our cultural heritage and current world affairs, and by developing problem-solving techniques.

Transfer Students

Applicability of transfer credit to meet specific degree requirements depends on the major selected by the transfer student. The transfer student should review the Transfer Credit policy in the Admission section of this catalog and meet with their academic advisor to determine final transfer credit eligibility for the selected program of study.

Associate of Arts

General Education

The associate of arts degree program in general education is designed primarily for continuing education students who enroll on a part-time basis in the University’s evening school. This degree offers students the background, knowledge, and academic preparation necessary to pursue career opportunities not requiring the traditional four-year degree while at the same time providing the foundation for continued study toward a bachelor’s degree. To qualify for the associate of arts in general education, the student must satisfy the associate degree requirements, see “Associate Degrees” and complete the following curriculum:

Curriculum Hours
General Education courses1 35
TECH 1001 Orientation to the University   1
Electives 24
Total 60
1See " General Education Requirements".