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College of Arts & Sciences

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Dr AndersonWelcome to the College of Arts and Sciences at East Tennessee State University. The College consists of eighteen departments, three Centers for Excellence, and three museums and galleries. The disciplines within the college range from art to astronomy, from bluegrass to biology, and from communication studies to criminal justice, and it is the interplay among such diverse units that makes our college unique at ETSU. The college also houses the Medical Professions Advisement program, which prepares pre-health students in nine different areas, and is ranked in the top 20 of such programs in the nation. In addition to being caring teachers, faculty in the College are productive researchers and scholars, and they are actively engaged in their community. There are active research programs across the college that provide research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in every department.    Read more...


Dr. Gordon Anderson
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences


• BA Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music
• Appalachian Studies Minor
• Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Minor
• Environmental Studies Minor
• Appalachian Studies Graduate Certificate
• MA, Appalachian Studies

• BA, Art History
• BA, Studio Art
• BFA, Art
• Art Minor
• BFA, Graphic Design
• MFA, Art

• BS Biology, Biochemistry Concentration
• BS Biology, No Minor Required
• BS Biology, Secondary Education Track
• BS Biology, Standard Track
• Biology Minor
• MS, Biology Concentration
• MS, Biomedical Concentration
• MS, Microbiology Concentration
• MS, Paleontology Concentration

• BS Chemistry, ACS Chemistry Concentration
• BS Chemistry, Biochemistry Concentration
• BS Chemistry, Chemical Physics Concentration
• BS Chemistry, Chemistry Concentration
• BS Chemistry, Professional Concentration
• Chemistry Minor
• MS, Chemistry

Division of Communication Studies

  • BA/BS, Communication Studies
  • Communication Studies Minor
  • MA, Professional Communication (with Mass Communication)

Division of Theatre and Dance

  • BA, Theatre
  • Dance Minor
  • Storytelling Minor
  • Theatre Minor

• BA/BS, Criminal Justice & Criminology
• Minor Criminal Justice & Criminology
• MA, Criminal Justice & Criminology
• Forensic Document Examination Graduate Certificate

• BS, Geosciences
• Geographic Information Systems Minor
• Geography Minor
• Geology Minor
• Paleontology Minor
• MS, Geosciences

• BA/BS, History
• African and African American Studies Minor
• China Studies Minor
• History Minor
• MA, History

• English Major and Minor
• Classical Studies Minor
• Creative Writing Minor
• Film Studies Minor
• Linguistics Minor
• Technical Writing Minor
• Foreign Language Major, French, German, or Spanish
• Applied Spanish: Community Studies Minor
• French Minor
• German Minor
• Japanese Minor
• Spanish Minor
• Women's Studies Major and Minor
• MA, English
• Healthcare Translation & Interpreting Graduate Certificate
• Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Graduate Certificate

• BA/BS, Advertising/Public Relations Concentration
• BA/BS, Journalism Concentration
• BA/BS, Radio/Television/Film Concentration
• Advertising Minor
• Journalism Minor
• Radio-TV-Film Minor
• MA, Professional Communication (with Communication & Performance)

• BS, Mathematics, Computational Applied Mathematics Concentration
• BS, Mathematics, Mathematics Education Concentration
• BS, Mathematics, Mathematical Science Concentration
• BS, Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics Concentration
• Mathematics Minor
• Statistics Minor
• Mathematical Modeling in Biosciences Graduate Certificate
• MS, Mathematical Science
• MS, Precollegiate Mathematics Concentration

• Pre-Chiropractic Medicine Medical Professions Advisement Program
• Pre-Dentistry Medical Professions Advisement Program
• Pre-Medicine (Allopathic or Osteopathic) Medical Professions Advisement Program
• Pre-Optometry Medical Professions Advisement Program
• Pre-Pharmacy Medical Professions Advisement Program
• Pre-Pharmacy Plus Medical Professions Advisement Program
• Pre-Physician Assistant Medical Professions Advisement Program
• Pre-Podiatry Medical Professions Advisement Program
• Pre-Veterinary Medicine Medical Professions Advisement Program

• BM, Music Education
• BM, Performance Concentration
• BM, Jazz Studies Concentration
• Music Minor

• BA/BS, Philosophy
• BA/BS, Philosophy & Religious Studies Concentration
• Humanities Minor
• Philosophy Minor
• Religious Studies Minor

• BS, Physics
• Astronomy Minor
• Physics Minor

• BA/BS, Political Science
• BA, International Affairs
• International Studies Minor
• Legal Studies Minor
• Political Science Minor
• Master of Public Administration (City Management, Not-For-Profit Administration, Planning & Development, Public Financial Management concentrations)
• Urban Planning Graduate Certificate

• BA/BS, Behavioral Neuroscience Concentration
• BA/BS, Child Psychology Science Concentration
• BA/BS, Clinical Psychology Science Concentration
• BA/BS, Cognitive Science Concentration
• BA/BS, General Psychology Concentration
• Psychology Minor
• MA/PhD, Clinical Psychology Concentration
• MA/PhD, Experimental Psychology Concentration

• BSW, Social Work
• Social Work Minor
• MSW, Social Work

• BA, Anthropology
• BA/BS, Sociology
• Archaeology Minor
• Anthropology Minor
• Sociology Minor
• Culture and Health Minor
• MA, Sociology

Links to resources for College of Arts and Sciences Faculty and Staff are found below and on the interior pages left navigation:

College Committees

College Faculty Senate Representatives

College Faculty Awards

College Staff Senate Representatives

Tenure and Promotion Information


College of Arts & Sciences

Physical Address:

College of Arts & Sciences - Dean's Office
Gilbreath Hall, Room 206
441 Stout Drive
Johnson City, TN 37614-1710

Mailing Address:

East Tennessee State University
College of Arts & Sciences - Dean's Office
P.O. Box 70730
Johnson City, TN 37614-1710
Phone: (423) 439-5671
Fax: (423) 423-4645


College Staff

Mission & Goals

College Constitution

College Committees

Organizational Chart

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The College of Arts & Sciences has several different initiatives and endowments that would benefit from your financial contributions. Please click the "Give Now" arrow to be directed to the online giving system of the ETSU Foundation. By selecting the radio button under "Designations," you can specify which area will receive your contribution.

Your gifts are accepted by the East Tennessee State University Foundation, which is the official 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that exists solely to support and advance the objectives of the university. The foundation is a separate legal entity operated as a tax-exempt corporation chartered within the State of Tennessee and is considered a component unit of the university.


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Welcome to the Center for Advisement and Student Excellence (CASE)


Dean's List

College of Arts and Sciences Dean's List – Spring 2015

Majors and Minors

Majors & Minors

Contact information for majors and minors in the College of Arts & Sciences.


Student Affairs

Add/drop courses, overloads, appeals, academic misconduct



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