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Important Update:

The UCO campus is closed Wed. Nov. 25-27 for Thanksgiving. Central will transition from in-person instruction to virtual instruction after Thanksgiving Break until the end of the semester, Nov. 30-Dec. 23. All members of the campus community are encouraged to continue COVID-19 protocols when away from campus. For more information, view the university's coronavirus webpage

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.


To the College of Liberal Arts

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.

Fall 2020 Community Forum

Thursday, November 12

fall community forum

The UCO Center for the Advancement of the Liberal Arts has partnered with the College of Liberal Arts to host two virtual community forums to address a range of unprecedented contemporary realities that have emerged in 2020. Topics include; the active pursuit of racial equity and social justice, the response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the changing political landscape, and student advocacy and wellbeing. “The College is delighted to invite the public to hear from our outstanding faculty and to bring their own “realities” to share with the group,” shares Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Catherine Webster.

 Anyone interested should register, attend, ask questions, and engage in a dialog about addressing challenges that all communities are currently facing.

Panelists for Part 2  on Thursday, November 12:

• Catherine Webster, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Liberal Arts
• Rebecca Quoss-Moore, Ph.D., English
• Erik Huneke, Ph.D., History and Geography
• Annie Holt, Ph.D., Humanities and Philosophy
• Jessica Appleby, Ph.D., Modern Languages


Study Tour Showcases Scheduled

The College of Liberal Arts is hosting two Study Tour Showcase meetings to give students the opportunity to learn more about these unique credit-bearing tours. 

College of Liberal Arts Study Tour Showcase (1 of 2)

Time: Nov 19, 2020 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 913 4079 8537
Passcode: 625100

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Topic: College of Liberal Arts Study Tour Showcase (2 of 2)

Time: Nov 19, 2020 03:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 950 9744 2678
Passcode: 622840

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College of Liberal Arts Statement on Racial Justice

We in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Central Oklahoma add our voices to the growing chorus that calls for change at the local, regional, and national level.  The frequent killings of unarmed Black people, including the recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, have brought much-needed attention to the Black Lives Matter movement across the country and compels all of us stand with the Black community and indeed all People of Color.

Read the Full statement on the dean's page

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