Division of Arts and Science

Welcome from the Director

Why should you major in the liberal arts?  Click here for some quick answers to that question.

As the largest division in the College, the Arts and Sciences Division educates students in a broad array of studies. Our division includes courses in English, World Languages, Math, Communication Studies, Religion, Philosophy, Fine Arts, and the Sciences. The Arts and Sciences Division is also responsible for teaching many of the General Education Courses that serve as the core of a strong liberal arts education.

It is our goal to make sure you receive a well-rounded view of the world and understand how to critically examine the ideas you are exposed to.

While you may think many of the programs in our Division are not specific professional programs that lead directly to a career, consider this: many of the top careers last year did not even exist 10 years ago. In an ever-changing economic environment, you don’t want to be taught one career skill. You need to have flexible skills that can adapt to the constant changes of our society. The disciplines in the Arts and Sciences provide solid writing and communication skills; critical thinking skills; problem-solving skills; global and cultural understanding; aesthetic understanding; and a better historical context.

So while you may not see a “Help Wanted” posting that calls for an Arts or Science degree specifically, you will find employers who want an applicant that is adaptable, analytical, curious, and well-spoken. Students in our division graduate with a better understanding of what it means to be human and all the complexities of our culture and history.

The following programs of study are offered by our division.

Major Programs
Minor Programs
   Biology     Art Minor
   Communication Studies    Biology Minor 
   English     Communications Minor
   Humanities    English Minor
   Mathematics     Ethnic Diversity Studies Minor
  Gender Studies Minor
  Mathematics Minor
  Philosophy Minor
  Religion Minor 
  Spanish Minor or Spanish Certificate 

I invite you to stop by our office in Casey Hall, Room 19, or contact me to discuss the many majors and minors we offer that can benefit most any career path you may choose.

Mark Meachem, Ed.D., Director
P: 845-848-4043
E: mark.meachem@dc.edu