Majors & Minors
Welcome to the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS)! Our name may have changed, but our academic offerings remain the same. CAHSS offers nearly 40 majors, 33 minors, and three certificate programs from ten different departments that bring together a wide range of academic disciplines. CAHSS programs help students interpret the past, understand the present, and shape the future.
Advising is an important part of the commitment to a quality undergraduate experience for students. All students are assigned to a professional or faculty advisor, and the CAHSS Advising & Academic Services office facilitates learning, development, and success through academic guidance, the registration process, and any other concerns or academic difficulties.
Each year CAHSS awards over $500,000 in scholarship funds to students helping offset the costs of tuition and fees and giving our students the financial flexibility to pursue learning opportunities outside of the classroom.
Each semester, CAHSS students are recognized for high academic achievement by being placed on the CAHSS Dean's List. A memo is placed on their transcript indicating this achievement. To be eligible for this honor, students must have a 3.50 minimum term GPA and 12 graded credits.
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