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  Sep 24, 2017
 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

College of Arts & Sciences


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Jason Zimmerman, Interim Dean
Jason McEntee, Acting Associate Dean
Wagner Hall 251, Box 2275A
605-688-4723
E-mail: jason.zimmerman@sdstate.edu
E-mail: jason.mcentee@sdstate.edu
www.sdstate.edu/arts-sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest of SDSU’s eight colleges. The college serves two significant functions within the University. It provides instruction in the University’s core requirement for a liberal education as well as education in specific disciplines. A liberal education gives students the means to test ideas, beliefs, and facts. It exposes them to a variety of academic disciplines that will broaden and deepen their perspectives and enable them to continue the learning process as educated citizens. Students study the ways of thinking and expression that are intrinsic to the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Students receive education on the scientific method, critical thinking, analysis, synthesis, and cogent expression. They develop intellectual skills, humanistic understanding, and aesthetic appreciation. Such an education increases the usefulness of career planning and specialization by laying a foundation for lifelong values.

Programs

School of Design

Master’s Degree

Coursework Only

School of Performing Arts

Coursework Only

Department of Architecture

Master’s Degree

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Master’s Degree

Doctoral Degree

Department of Communication Studies

Master’s Degree

Department of English

Master’s Degree

Department of Geography

Master’s Degree

Doctoral Degree

Department of History, Political Science, Philosophy & Religion

Coursework Only

Department of Journalism & Mass Communication

Master’s Degree

Certificate

Department of Modern Languages and Global Studies

Coursework Only

Department of Physics

Coursework Only

Department of Psychology

Master’s Degree

Department of Sociology & Rural Studies

Master’s Degree

Doctoral Degree

Certificate

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