Dr. Christopher Olsen, Interim Dean
Dr. Dennis Ballard, Associate Dean
Dr. Bassam Yousif, Associate Dean
College Offices: Stalker Hall, room 200
The College of Arts and Sciences provides a contemporary education in the liberal arts and sciences that prepares undergraduate and graduate students to meet the challenges of local, national and global citizenship in the 21st century. Our curriculum supports innovative teaching, experiential learning, and community engagement. The College promotes scholarship, creative activity, and service by faculty and students.
Indiana State University’s College of Arts and Sciences was established by the Board of Trustees in 1962 and is the largest academic unit of the University. Master’s and doctoral programs are offered in 11 departments and one school in the natural sciences and mathematics, social and behavioral sciences, and humanities and fine arts. National accreditations include those from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the National Association of Schools of Music, and the American Psychological Association. Each master’s and doctoral program in the college is described in detail further on in the Catalog.
Faculty regularly publish their research with major academic presses and disciplinary journals; perform or exhibit regionally, nationally, and internationally; obtain extramural grants and contracts that support graduate students; and provide service to their disciplines and the community.
Complementing the discipline-based departments in the college are research centers that provide opportunities for both disciplinary and interdisciplinary research: the Center for North American Bat Research, Outreach and Conservation; the Institute for Community Sustainability; The Center for Genomic Advocacy; and the Center for Urban and Environmental Change.