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College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts includes the departments of English; History and Geography; Mass Communication; Humanities and Philosophy; Political Science; Modern Languages; Sociology, Gerontology, and Substance Abuse Studies; and the School of Criminal Justice.


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What can you do with a Liberal Arts degree?

The college offers more than two dozen undergraduate programs as well as minors and graduate degrees. Every student who begins their educational journey at UCO will take numerous courses in the College of Liberal Arts before a degree is granted.

As such, it is the mission of every member of the College of Liberal Arts to challenge students to speak clearly, write well, appreciate difference, ask questions, act ethically, participate, value the past, encounter the present, and create the future.

Graduation Receptions and Commencement

UCO will celebrate the achievements of approximately 1,937 graduates during the spring 2019 commencement ceremonies May 10-11 in Hamilton Field House. The schedule is as follows:
College of Liberal Arts graduation will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 11.

Oklahoma Congresswoman Kendra S. Horn will address graduates at the ceremony. UCO President Don Betz also will offer comments at each of the university’s five ceremonies.

The College of Liberal Arts will hosts a reception for master's students at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 10th and for undergraduate students at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 11th. Both receptions will take place in the Liberal Arts Lobby

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Call for Abstracts: Fourth International Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference

The Women's Research Center and BGLTQ+ Student Center (collectively known as the Center) invites proposals for presentations at the Fourth International Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference. This international interdisciplinary conference welcomes proposals for presentations in a variety of formats that address issues of gender and sexuality in the social sciences, humanities, fine arts, and STEM fields. We invite students, faculty, staff, scholars, and activists to propose papers, panels, roundtable discussions, and poster presentations. We also welcome proposals to present or perform creative work including creative writing, drama, music, and visual art.

The IGSS conference will be held in the Nigh University Center at UCO on October 3-5, 2019.

Get more information at The Center.

Register Now for High School Photo Camp

Applications now are open for the University of Central Oklahoma Department of Mass High School Photo CampCommunication’s weeklong photography day camp for high school students 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 3-7, in the Communications building on Central’s campus.

The camp aims to provide students with a better understanding of photography’s many genres and offers a preview of Central’s photography program. Lessons feature traditional portraiture, through the use of high-end lighting equipment in a professional studio; fashion photography, with field trips to various off-campus locations; black and white film photography and darkroom techniques; and Photoshop and digital printing.

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