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College of Arts and Sciences

Clarion University’s academic structure has recently been reorganized. The information on these pages is valid for students who began their degrees prior to fall 2014.

For students looking for information about degrees in the new academic structure, it can be found on the college web pages:

College of Arts, Education and Sciences
College of Business Administration and Information Science
Venango College

For students seeking information about degree programs prior to fall 2014, it is available in the 2013-15 Undergraduate Catalog or in the 2013-15 Graduate Catalog.

A new catalog reflecting the reorganized academic structure will be available this fall. Curricular questions should be directed to your academic advisor.

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The College of Arts and Sciences offers pre-professional advisement programs in the fields of business (pre-M.B.A.), engineering, law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. The college cooperates in its engineering program with the Schools of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

The College of Arts and Sciences also cooperates with the Department of Library Science and the College of Education and Human Services to provide certification programs in library science and in secondary education which may be earned concurrently with a B.A. or B.S. degree.

The specific requirements of each of these programs are listed in the pages that follow. Additional information may be obtained from the dean or department chair. All B.A. programs require either second year proficiency in a foreign language or an approved alternative as specified by each major.


Liberal Arts Degree Plus Teacher Certification

Liberal arts students can gain teacher certification in secondary education by taking required education courses and meeting the requirements for a teaching major. Course requirements leading to a B.A. or B.S., however, do not automatically satisfy the requirements for a teaching major and certification. Details are available in the Office of the Dean of the College of Education and Human Services.