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College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Uppinder Mehan
College of Arts and Sciences

Phone: (478) 825-6454
Fax: (478) 825-6000

The College of Arts and Sciences, at Fort Valley State University, is the oldest and the largest college at FVSU, housing 12 academic units, offering nearly 80 percent of the courses taught at FVSU, servicing the University System of Georgia’s Academic Core, and providing more than 20 undergraduate major fields of study. The faculty and staff of the CAS are committed to excellence in teaching, research and service that advance human knowledge and prepares future leaders. Whether you are interested in the College of Arts and Sciences for the fine or performing arts, forensics science, history, mass communication or mathematics, we offer a wide variety of programs from which you can choose to explore. Our college also offers traditional subjects like Psychology, Biology, Business Administration and Economics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Justice and Sociology as well. Because FVSU is a teaching and a research institution, student are given the opportunity to work closely with faculty members on a wide variety of research projects, while they benefit from top quality classroom instruction. We invite you to visit the college in person. We’ll be happy to take you on a tour of our various departments so you can experience, for yourself, our love of teaching and learning.

  • The Behavioral Sciences Department is composed of three programs, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology. The Psychology program provides quality instruction to prepare students to pursue careers in psychology and psychology-related fields. An introductory course is provided across the curriculum to most majors as a core elective for the social sciences. The Social Work curriculum is designed to prepare students for professional careers in social services, including preparation for immediate employment and graduate study. The curriculum utilizes class and field instruction to develop and strengthen the attitudes, values, skills and knowledge essential for helping to alleviate problems that impair the social functioning of individuals, groups and communities. The Sociology program provides curricula that serves as a support to behavioral and social science majors; core courses are provided to most majors that are introductory and focus on man in society and cultural diversity. The sociology major is exposed to curricula that provide a foundation for undergraduates who want to pursue careers in sociological research and teaching sociology in higher education.

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  • The Biology Department will provide students with a fundamental knowledge of Biology. We prepare students for and assist them in entering graduate and professional school, like dentistry, medicine, and pharmacy, and the workforce.

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  • The Department of Business Administration and Economics is the largest academic department of Fort Valley State University. It offers undergraduate degree programs in business that leads to BBA in Accounting, General Business, Management, Marketing, and BA in Economics. Our program is designed to educate and train students to prepare them for the culturally diverse, competitive, and dynamic global business environment. Beyond course contents, emphasis is also placed in the areas of computer skills, conceptual and problem solving skills, written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal, teambuilding and leadership skills.

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  • The department prepares each student for a B.S. degree in chemistry and a career in science. Students are prepared to work effectively as laboratory chemists or in other science related fields. Students are also prepared to pursue graduate studies in science disciplines, chemistry, biological and physical sciences, and in professions requiring a background in chemistry. The mission of the Chemistry Department is to encourage the advancement of chemistry in all branches of science, to promote research in science, to improve the qualifications and usefulness of chemists in the workplace through high educational standards and professional ethics.

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  • The Department of English and Foreign Languages offers Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in English. Student pursuing the B.A. in English may choose the literature track of the professional and technical writing track. Some courses for the professional and technical writing track are available online. Minors in Spanish and English are also available. Degrees from our program prepare students to further their education at the graduate level or enter the workforce.

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  • The Department of Fine Arts, Humanities and Mass Communications offers courses in communication, music, art and humanities that are included in the University System Core Curriculum options. The Commercial Design program provides majors with on-the-job training at design studios, public relations firms, television stations, newspaper and magazine publishers, publishing companies, the film industry, print shops, department stores and governmental agencies. The Mass Communications program prepares students for future graduate degrees and professional careers in communication, law, human relations, journalism, public relations, television and radio. The Music program is designed to educate and to prepare teacher candidates capable of demonstrating success in bringing students from diverse groups to high levels of learning in music.

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  • The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers a program of study leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Mathematics. This program provides students the educational background and competencies necessary for effective performance in mathematics-related fields and for entrance into graduate schools.

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  • The Department of History, Geography, Political Science and Criminal Justice currently has over 200 majors pursuing degrees and nine full-time faculty members with various research interests. To date, departmental faculty members have authored nine books, published numerous scholarly articles and book reviews, and contributed to major reference works. They have served as consultants, presented papers at national professional conferences, and served on the editorial boards of academic journals.

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  • Thank you for your interest in Army ROTC. Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC): It's the college elective that can add an important dimension to your education by preparing you to handle the varied demands and heavy competition of life-after graduation. ROTC does this by training you to lead. Enroll in the program as a college freshman, and you will get a good head start on this training, which will benefit you all your life. You can take Army ROTC along with your other courses and attend classes a few hours a week. Through these weekly classes, gain executive skills and leadership abilities that will give you an edge over other graduates.

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