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College of Arts & Sciences

WDr Gordon Andersonelcome to the College of Arts and Sciences at East Tennessee State University.

The College consists of eighteen departments, three Centers for Excellence, and three museums and galleries. The disciplines within the college range from Art to Astronomy, from Bluegrass to Biology, and from Communication Studies to Criminal Justice. It is this interplay among such diverse units that makes our college unique at ETSU. The college also houses the Medical Professions Advisement program, which prepares pre-health students in nine different areas, and is ranked in the top 20 of such programs in the nation. 

In addition to being caring teachers, faculty in the College are productive researchers and scholars actively engaged in their community. Research programs across the college provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in every department. In fiscal year 2014, the college received in excess of $9 million in external research funding. Over 4,000 students are pursuing degrees within the college, and more than 900 students graduate annually.

Students in the College of Arts and Sciences have many majors and minors available to them, and may participate in research activities, field trips, internships, and community activities. We are committed to giving students a broad, yet well-defined education, using state-of-the-art classroom technology, and providing many opportunities for hands-on experience. I encourage you to browse the College of Arts and Sciences website and find out about the variety of departments, programs and opportunities. Please feel free to contact me (e-mail: ; telephone: 423-439-5671), or drop by the College office (206 Gilbreath Hall) if we can assist you in any way. 

Dr. Gordon Anderson

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