College of Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts

Location: AG/ET Room 222, 903-886-5175

Dr. Salvatore Attardo, Dean
Dr. Chris Gonzalez, Associate Dean
Dr. Tony DeMars, Assistant Dean


The College of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts consists of the departments of:  Art, History, Literature and Languages, Music, Political Science, Sociology and Criminal Justice and Theatre.  The college also houses the popular undergraduate Liberal Studies degree program, the Communication Skills Center, the Pre-Law track and the English Language Institute.

The programs in these departments provide a well-rounded education in the liberal arts traditions, in the disciplines of humanities, social sciences and creative arts.  We provide a strong emphasis on discipline-based scholarship, plus challenging opportunities for professional and personal development. 

Advanced degrees at the master's level are offered in each of the departments with a Ph.D. in English in through the Department of Literature and Languages and a MFA through the Department of Art. In addition, numerous certificate programs are available. 

The College's core mission toward its students is trifold:

  • The College provides general studies courses as a foundation for student learning in the entire university;
  • The College provides Bachelor's degrees to the students enrolled as our majors;
  • The College provides graduate courses, certificates and degrees, Master's and Doctoral programs.

The College strives for excellence and a global vision in its endeavors, while being accountable for our results and efficient in achieving them.

The College is committed to student success and facilitates instruction by providing services such as advising, tutoring, mentoring, and other support activities for the students.

The College's graduates have the capacity to communicate clearly and effectively, to understand literary, historical, sociological, and geo-political issues, and to appreciate and participate in the visual and performing arts.

The College serves students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community at large (including the scholarly community) regionally, nationally, and internationally and strives toward diversity in all its activities.  The College provides cultural and artistic activities for the community and region on a regular basis.