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Faith-Focused Arts and Sciences

In every other college at AU, you specialize: be it business, nursing or another professional field. In the College of Arts and Sciences you study the root disciplines of specialized fields and gain an appreciation for how liberal arts fields—from literature to mathematics—characterize our world and grapple with moral questions.

Why Liberal Arts?

In our modern era, technology, economic niches, and jobs continually emerge—and become obsolete. Millions of workers have lost jobs in recent recessions, but the way forward is to be intellectually nimble enough to adapt and thrive to changing needs. In many ways, a liberal arts education is your best strategy for inevitable change. Moreover, many innovations in business and technology grow out of multidisciplinary approaches to problems. If your company needs to create a new cleaning product, for example, your engineers and chemists may be well-served by someone who has studied psychology and can project how real people may actually employ—or neglect—products currently on the market.

From Biochemistry to Digital Media

In the College of Arts and Sciences, you'll hone skills in critical thinking, communication, logic and rhetoric that'll serve you well past your college years. After majoring in fields from biochemistry to digital media, our graduates go on to medical school, law school, grad programs in physical therapy and other fields, or start careers in business, industry and the public sector.

Dr. Wayne Cox

While other colleges tend to narrow your focus down within specialized disciplines, Arts and Sciences expand your horizons by connecting them.

Dr. Wayne Cox
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences


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Behavioral Sciences

Behavioral Sciences enables students to explore the social, spiritual and individual aspects of human behavior. At AU, you’ll gain a comprehensive view of human behavior from a scientific and Christian perspective.

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Biology and Chemistry

With the option to major in biology or biochemistry, biology majors unlock biological mechanisms through hands-on learning and a well-rounded liberal arts education. As a biochemistry major, you can dive down to the molecular level of life where you get a fascinating view of how the living world works.

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Words travel fast. It's the world we now live in. AU’s communication department prepares you to handle the lightning-quick arena of transmitting ideas via words, videos and more. As a Communication major, you can earn a concentration in Digital Media or Public Relations.

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Department of History & Political Science

Study the human experience not only in the past, but in the present, while being prepared to change the future.

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Want a major that’ll help you excel in most career fields? Consider English. Whether it’s writing a business plan or a clear report, the skills you learn in either of the concentrations offered through the Department of English will help you distinguish yourself as a clear thinker and great writer.

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At AU, low faculty-to-student ratios and mathematics professors with extensive teaching experience provide a supportive, challenging catalyst for our math major with three math concentrations and a pre-engineering program.

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Modern Languages & Cultures

To live in a global society requires an immersion into culture and with that immersion comes the joy of learning languages.

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