Dean: Adam Tuchinsky; Associate Dean: Lisa Walker; Financial Manager: Pamela Roy; Human Resources Liaison: Mandke Mustafa; Coordinator of Academic Student Services: Catherine Barbarits; Administrative Specialist: Josephine Elder
The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is dedicated to the ideal of a liberal and creative arts education and serves as the intellectual core of the University by offering general education courses to all undergraduate students. The College houses graduate programs in leadership, music, and creative writing and offers over thirty undergraduate majors in the areas of fine and performing arts, humanities, and social sciences. Our nationally recognized faculty are engaged with our students typically in small classes and work one-on-one to enhance their knowledge through creative expression, scholarly interpretation, and research. Study abroad programs, internships, student research opportunities, service learning, and capstone courses enrich the undergraduate experience. Our classes are taught on the Portland, Gorham, Lewiston campuses, and online. Our College instills in our students the attributes of creative critical thinking, effective oral and written communication skills, and social values. By demanding teaching excellence and through a dynamic student-centered education, we prepare our students for responsible citizenship, participants in the creative economy, graduate studies, and challenging careers.
The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences has the following undergraduate schools and departments:
The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences offers an undergraduate pathway to teacher education.
Students who wish to prepare for a career teaching at the K-8 level major in elementary education which is offered by the School of Education and Human Development. Students seeing to teach grades 7-12 may work with both the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and the School of Education and Human Development in approved pathways that offer coursework and experiences at the undergraduate and post-baccalaureate levels. The College of Arts, Humanitites, and Social Sciences offers comprehensive degrees for future K-12 teachers in Art and Music.
Undergraduates who seek teacher certification in Art, English, History, or Music follow these steps:
- Undergraduate Level
- College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences students complete a major in approved pathway programs (Art , English , History , or Music ).
- In addition to a major in one of the above programs, students complete a professional year experience which includes methods courses, seminar, and internship.
- Post-Baccalaureate Level
School of Education and Human Development students must
- Complete the one-year certification program (approximately 33 graduate credits), and
- Complete the master of science in education degree (optional-an additional 18 credits taken over two years during the summer and on weekends).
Additional information on the Extended Teacher Education Program can be found in the School of Education and Human Development section of the graduate catalog.
Graduate Programs in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences offers one graduate program leading to a Doctor of Philosophy, three graduate programs leading to the master’s degree, and six graduate certificate programs. These are the Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership, the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing, the Master of Music (MM), the Master of Arts in Leadership Studies, and certificates of graduate study in Composing Together, Food Studies, Leadership, Organization Development, Creative Leadership and Global Strategy, and Professional Leadership Education. Consult the University’s graduate catalog for further information.
Majors, Minors and Certificates
Following is a list of the Majors, Minors, and Certificates offered by the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. For complete information on individual programs, contact the relevant departmental office.
- Art, Art and Entrepreneurial Studies Concentration, B.A.
- Art, Art History Concentration, B.A.
- Art, B.A.
- BA in Art - Concentration in Ceramics
- BA in Art - Concentration in Photography and Digital Art & Design
- BA in Art - Concentration in Painting and Drawing
- BA in Art - Concentration in Sculpture
- Art, Art Education Concentration, B.F.A.
- Studio Arts, B.F.A
- BFA in Studio Art - Concentration in Ceramics
- BFA in Studio Art - Concentration in Photography and Digital Art & Design
- BFA in Studio Art - Concentration in Painting and Drawing
- BFA in Studio Art - Concentration in Sculpture
- Music, B.A.
- Music Performance, Composition Concentration, B.M.
- Music Education, B.M.
- Music Performance, B.M.
- Music Performance, Jazz Studies Concentration, B.M.
- Music Performance, Musical Theatre Concentration, B.M.
- Music Performance, Piano Pedagogy Concentration, B.M.
- Theatre, B.A.
- Communication, B.A.
- Media Studies, B.A.
- Criminology, B.A.
- Economics, B.A.
- Economics, B.S.
- Leadership and Organizational Studies, B.S.
- Leadership and Organizational Studies, Integrative Professional Studies, B.S.
- Social and Behavioral Sciences, B.A.
- Social and Behavioral Sciences, Counseling Concentration, B.A.
- Social and Behavioral Sciences, Public Health Concentration, B.A.
- Sociology, B.A.
- Political Science, B.A.
Certificates of Undergraduate Study
- Music, Composition, M.M.
- Music, Conducting, M.M.
- Music, Education, M.M.
- Music, Jazz Studies, M.M.
- Music, Pedagogy, M.M.
- Music, Performance, M.M.
- Creative Writing, M.F.A.
- Leadership Studies, M.A.
- Leadership, Ph.D.
Certificates of Graduate Study
ProgramsBachelor of ArtsMinor