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.
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 Reopening
While the Fall 2020 Reopening Plan offers guidance on university operations for the fall semester, the COVID-19 pandemic is an ever-changing situation. UCO continuously monitors the virus’ impact on campus, as well as on the city, state, national and global levels. As a result, Central’s plan for the fall semester and beyond could change as the situation evolves. The university is dedicated to remaining flexible in order to further the health and safety of its community members.
Fall 2020 Class Instruction Plans
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, UCO has sought ways to continue classroom instruction while also preventing and slowing the spread of the virus. Incorporating feedback from the faculty and colleges, the university has drafted a working plan for the fall 2020 semester that will allow the university to resume in-person classes with physical distancing while also offering virtual and online classes for students who may not be comfortable returning for in-person instruction. This plan is designed to provide students flexibility to continue the pursuit of their degree.
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.