P.O. Box 70730
Phone: (423) 439-5671
Web address: http://www.etsu.edu/cas/
The mission of the College of Arts and Sciences is to support the seventeen academic departments, three Centers of Excellence, and two museums in their efforts to help students develop responsive intellects: minds attuned to the beauties, the demands, and the opportunities within our natural, social and cultural worlds. The college offers a well-rounded liberal education program which enhances students’ ability to lead satisfying personal lives, prepares them for a wide range of professional careers, and provides the academic background necessary for graduate work or for elementary or secondary teaching. The college’s curriculum introduces students to major fields of interest in the humanities and fine arts, the social sciences, and the natural sciences through the following departments:
The College also offers educational opportunities through the following centers of excellence:
Preparation for Graduate and Professional Studies
The College of Arts and Sciences offers programs designed to prepare students for advanced studies and professional schools. Pre-professional areas include Pre-Law, Pre-Engineering, and a variety of health professions. Pre-Law students should contact the University Pre-Law Advisor in the Department of Political Science, International Affairs, and Public Administration. Pre-Engineering students are advised through the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Students interested in pursuing health professions should contact the Medical Professions Advisement Program.
Medical Professions Advisement Program
The Medical Professions Advisement Program in the College of Arts and Sciences provides advisement to students entering East Tennessee State University in preparation for careers in several health-related fields. These comprise Pre-Chiropractic, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Osteopathic Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Podiatry, and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. The above mentioned programs are not undergraduate majors at East Tennessee State University; however, they are programs of study that prepare students for application to professional programs. Many professional programs prefer/require students to attain an undergraduate degree before acceptance into their programs; therefore, the student, medical professions advisor, and major advisor work together to complete necessary requirements for fulfillment of an undergraduate degree and prerequisite courses for the professional school(s) of choice. Students are encouraged to choose majors in which they are interested. Questions concerning health-related programs of study should be directed to the Office of Medical Professions Advisement Program, PO Box 70592, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614, (423) 439-5602. For more information, visit the Medical Professions Advisement Program page or their website at www.etsu.edu/cas/mpa/.
Students majoring in the College of Arts and Sciences must meet the following requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.). Some requirements must be taken in addition to the General Education Core, whereas others specify which courses from the General Education Core must be taken. Students interested in degree programs in Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Music (B.M.), or Social Work (B.S.W.) should consult the appropriate departmental section of this catalog for specific information.
* International students whose native language is not English, and whose admission to ETSU requires them to take a standardized test of English as a foreign language (e.g., TOEFL), may substitute scores that meet the admission requirements for the foreign language requirement.
** Consult the Literature and Language Department’s placement policy listed at www.etsu.edu/cas/litlang/documents/foreignlanguagerequirement.pdf. and in the listing for Foreign Languages in this catalog.