The College of Arts and Sciences comprises five (5) categories that represent different components namely the Departments of Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Health Information Management Systems and the General Studies Programs.
Intrinsically, the programs in the College provide knowledge and related educational experiences that form the intellectual core of academic achievement at Southern University at New Orleans. The major aim of the College is to offer students at the University diverse opportunities for a meaningful education in the liberal arts and natural sciences by establishing a variety of majors in the academic disciplines in collaboration with other Colleges of the University. Institutionally, the College links the theoretical and practical across an array of extraordinary range of academic programs and activities which emphasize the mastery of language along with the other liberal arts and scientific studies.
The individual departments in the College share identical goals specified in each department’s curriculum. Students majoring in a department of the College are advised to consult the appropriate department chair as soon as possible, so that a comprehensive plan of study is worked out toward his/her course of studies. Degree requirement is found in each department’s course offerings. The change from one program to the other must be approved by the department chair and the dean of the College. Thus, a liberal arts and science education at Southern University at New Orleans will help students become resourceful thinkers who have an understanding of themselves and the world around them.