School of Arts and Sciences

Dean: Linda Vaden-Goad, Ph.D.
vaden-goadl@wcsu.edu

Administrative Assistant: Maureen Alviti
alvitim@wcsu.edu

Secretary: Lisa Taylor-Defalco
taylordefalcol@wcsu.edu

Warner Hall 300, Midtown Campus
(203) 837-9401
(203) 837-8525 (fax)

Departments:

Art
Chair: Terry Wells
wellst@wcsu.edu
White Hall 303, Midtown Campus
(203) 837-8407
(203) 837-8945 (fax)

Biology & Environmental Sciences
Chair: Richard Halliburton, Ph.D.
halliburtonr@wcsu.edu
Higgins Annex 105a, Midtown Campus
(203) 837-8233
(203) 837-8769 (fax)

Chemistry
Chair: Paula Secondo, Ph.D.
secondop@vax.wcsu.edu
Higgins Hall 201, Midtown Campus
(203) 837- 8440
(203) 837- 8769 (fax)

Communication
Chair: Hugh McCarney, Ph.D.
mccarneyh@wcsu.edu
Berkshire Hall 213a, Midtown Campus
(203) 837-8254
(203) 837-8912 (fax)

Computer Science
Chair: Rona Gurkewitz, M.S.
gurkewitz@wcsu.edu
HI 018K, Midtown/WS 109, Westside
(203) 837-9362/837-9354
(203) 837-8527 (fax)

English
Chair: Peter Lyons, Ph.D.
lyonsp@wcsu.edu
Berkshire Hall 215, Midtown Campus
(203) 837-9040
(203) 837- 8912 (fax)

Foreign Languages & Literature
Chair: Mary Dever. M.A.
Berkshire Hall 224, Midtown Campus
(203) 837-8734
(203) 837-8912 (fax)

History
Chair: Abubaker Saad, Ph.D.
saada@wcsu.edu
Warner Hall 219, Midtown Campus
(203) 837-8480
(203) 837-8905 (fax)

Mathematics
Chair: Josephine Hamer, Ph.D.
hamerj@wcsu.edu
Higgins Hall 019, Midtown Campus
(203) 837-9347
(203) 837-8769 (fax)

Philosophy
Chair: James Munz, Ph.D.
munzj@wcsu.edu
White Hall 021b, Midtown Campus
(203) 837-8782
(203) 837-8526 (fax)

Physics, Astronomy & Meteorology
Chair: Dennis Dawson, Ph.D.
dawsond@wcsu.edu
Higgins Hall 220, Midtown Campus
(203) 837-8671
(203) 837- 8320 (fax)

Psychology
Chair: Nicholas Gallucci, Ph.D.
galluccin@wcsu.edu
Warner Hall 316, Midtown Campus
(203) 837-8472
(203) 837-8905 (fax)

Social Sciences
Chair: Jerry Bannister, M.A.
bannisterj@wcsu.edu
Warner Hall 217, Midtown Campus
(203) 837-8454
(203) 837-8905 (fax)

Theatre Arts
Chair: Frank Herbert, M.F. A.
herbertf@wcsu.edu
Berkshire Hall 135, Midtown Campus
(203) 837-8254
(203) 837-8912 (fax)

Mission and Objectives

The School of Arts and Sciences offers 37 major programs and options leading to the bachelor's degree. Fields of concentration include American studies, art, astronomy, biology, chemistry, communications, computer science, economics, English, history, mathematics, meteorology, medical technology, political science, professional writing, psychology, sociology/ anthropology, Spanish and theatre arts. An associate's degree in the liberal arts is available. Minor programs in every department allow students to follow interests beyond their major, including such interdisciplinary fields as journalism, women's studies, international studies, multi-cultural studies, and urban studies. The School offers pre-professional programs in a number of fields, including medicine, dentistry, and law.

The School of Arts and Sciences has a threefold mission:

  • Provide a strong general education for all students at the university and academic support for students in professional programs.
  • Provide bachelor's and master's programs of high quality for students who seek a degree in the Arts and Sciences;
  • Provide lifelong learning opportunities for nontraditional students seeking new knowledge and career skills.

The School of Arts and Sciences plays a central role in the education of every student at the university. It serves students of diverse interests and needs from many different segments of the community. The Arts and Sciences faculty believe that teaching is an art. Their highest priority is to help students learn.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts

BA- American Studies
BA-Anthropology/Sociology
Option: Applied Studies
BA-Art
Options:
Graphic Design
Illustration
Photography
Studio Art
BA-Biology
Options:
Biology
Bioscience
Ecological Science
BA-Chemistry
Options:
Biochemistry-ACS Approval
Biochemistry
Biotechnology
BA-Communication
Options:
Communication
Media Arts
Communication and Human Relations
BA-Computer Science
BA-Contract Major
BA-Earth and Planetary Sciences
Option: Astronomy
BA-Economics
Option: Applied Studies
BA-English, American, and Comparative Literature
BA-English-Professional Writing
Options:
Business Writing
Creative Writing
General Writing
Journalism & Freelance
Public Relations
BA-History
BA-Mathematics
Option: Mathematics and Computer Science
BA-Political Science
BA-Psychology
BA-Social Sciences
Options: Anthropology/Sociology Studies
Family Studies
Global Studies
Multicultural Studies
BA-Spanish
BA-Theatre Arts

Bachelor of Science

BS-Contract Major
BS-Medical Technology (Biology)
BS-Meteorology

Associate in Science

AS-Liberal Arts

Arts and Sciences supports the Bachelor of Science (BS), Elementary and Secondary Education, through course content in the following areas:

Elementary Education Secondary Education
American Studies Biology
Anthropology/Sociology Chemistry
Biology Earth Science
Communications English-Teaching of Literature
English-Comparative Literature English-Teaching of Writing
English-Writing Option History/Social Studies
History/Social Studies Mathematics
Mathematics Social Sciences/History
Political Science Spanish
Psychology  
Social Science  
Spanish  

See School of Professional Studies for more information on education.

Admissions

Please refer to the department area in this catalog for specific admission procedures and requirements, or contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (203) 837-9000.


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