College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters

Academic Programs & Departments

Academic programs in CASL are many and various—and organized in many and various ways! Here’s a quick guide to find your way.

MAJORS

CASL houses 34 undergraduate majors. The link here will take you to the full list, with quick access to the requirements for each.

DEPARTMENTS

CASL is organized into six interdisciplinary departments:

Behavioral Sciences includes Anthropology, Behavioral Sciences, Health Policy Studies, MS in Health Psychology, Psychology, and Sociology

Language, Culture and Communication includes Public Communication and Culture, Comparative Literature, Composition and Rhetoric , Global Cultures, Journalism and Screen Studies, Linguistics, and Modern and Classical Languages

Literature, Philosophy & the Arts includes Art History/Applied Art, English, Humanities, Music, and Philosophy

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Sciences includes Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry (ACS Certified), Chemistry (Instructional), Earth Sciences/Geology, Environmental Science, Environmental Science M.S, Environmental Studies, Integrated Science, Microbiology, and Physics

Social Sciences includes Economics, History, Political Science, Social Studies, Urban and Regional Studies, Geography and Institute for Local Government

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

CASL offers six graduate programs at the Master’s level

COLLEGE- WIDE PROGRAMS

Interdisciplinary programs offering majors and minors that involve faculty and courses from different departments.

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AND LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Virtually every CASL program offers students the opportunity to engage in independent study or research under the direction of a faculty member. Opportunities for developing leadership skills or becoming engaged in the community in an academic context are also prevalent. For information about the major undergraduate research and leadership opportunities, click here.

SPECIAL ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

CASL offers or supports a number of special academic programs. Some are aimed at particular groups of students, while others are available to anyone. All of them seek to enhance the student’s experience at UM-Dearborn—whether inside the classroom, outside the classroom, or both.

CASL ONLINE

CASL's internet-based courses and programs are administered by CASL Online.