Graduate Catalog

2008-09 Academic Year

College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Pamela Padilla. Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences in laboratory.

Main Office
General Academic Building, Room 210
1155 Union Circle #305189
Denton, TX 76203-5189

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Warren Burggren, Dean

Jean B. Schaake, Associate Dean

Kathryn Gould Cullivan, Associate Dean

Michael Monticino, Associate Dean

Programs of Study

The College of Arts and Sciences, through its disciplines of humanities and arts, social sciences and sciences, offers course work leading to the following degrees:

Master's degrees are offered by all academic departments in the college. Among the more specialized master's programs are the master's degree with a major in English as a second language offered by the Department of Linguistics and Technical Communication and a master's degree in speech pathology offered by the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences.

Doctoral programs in the college typically reflect the areas of academic specialization or focus of the various departments (see individual departmental descriptions in this catalog for specific information). All areas offer challenging programs that provide students with the opportunity to become experts in their chosen fields. A major emphasis in the college is to train graduate students in the fundamentals of research and to prepare them, especially on the doctoral level, to be critical thinkers who can advance human knowledge through research.

The college is composed of 18 academic departments.


Innovative research in the arts, humanities and social sciences is under way in such areas as technical writing, regional history, health psychology and applied communication skills. Research programs in the natural sciences, mathematics and technologies cover the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and environmental science. Research initiatives within these fields include molecular biology and biotechnology, neuroscience, applied geography, environmental toxicology, artificial intelligence, environmental health, image processing, organometallic chemistry, laser and accelerator-based physics, materials characterization, and applications of geographic information systems.


For general information, contact the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies. For specific requirements for graduate degrees, contact the appropriate department chair or graduate advisor.

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