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School of Arts and Sciences

The School of Arts and Sciences offers associate and baccalaureate degrees. Courses in the arts and sciences help students understand themselves and their environments, to perceive relationships among the many kinds of knowledge, and to achieve proficiency in one or more concentrated areas of study relating to the student's career choices. Find out more about the faculty & staff of the School of Arts and Sciences.

Most of the Foundational Core courses that are required for all degrees are taught in the School of Arts and Sciences. The Foundational Core curriculum is designed to prepare students to understand the importance and impact of past events, think logically, communicate clearly, solve problems, clarify values, function within a social institution, use science and technology, appreciate the arts, and be responsible citizens.

As an integral part of Oakland City University, the School of Arts and sciences has a mission which seeks to educate the whole person in preparation for service and leadership in local and global communities.

In accordance with the School’s mission, graduates from the School of Arts and Sciences should be able to:

  • Demonstrate competency in their area of study
  • Conduct themselves professional and ethically
  • Contribute to society through leadership in their field and service to the community

To find out more about the School of Arts and Sciences, read a note from the dean or contact Dr. Claudine D. Cutchin, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, at

The School of Arts & Sciences is the home of the Dunn Art Gallery and JLAS (Journal for Liberal Arts & Sciences). You can peruse the JLAS Archives, find out about the JLAS Staff and how to Submit Your Articles.

Degrees in the School of Arts & Sciences

Associate Degrees

Associate of Art


General Studies

Graphic and Web Page Design

Associate of Science

Criminal Justice






Creative Writing

Criminal Justice







Social Science

Bachelor Degrees

Bachelor of Art


Communications - focus in Graphic Design

Communications - focus in Journalism

Communications - focus in Public Relations

Communications - focus in Web Design


General Education / University Studies



Worship Arts

Bachelor of Science

Biology - Biotechnology

Biology - Environmental Biology

Biology - Forensic Science

Biology - Human Biology

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Online Program




Psychology - Specialization in Addictions Counseling

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