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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.


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, engage the present, and create the future.

Addiction Counseling Program Earns Top 50 Recognition

Top 50 Addiction Counseling master's program award2021 is the 10th anniversary of the Addiction Counseling program at UCO and the graduate program has been recognized as one of the top 50 in the nation.

"To be recognized is terrific," said Dr. J Keith Killian, Director of the Addictions Counseling Program. "This was not ranked by our peer programs, but by all Universities that have addictions counseling programs. The #1 was the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor with over 60K undergrads to draw from."

"We were the only one from our region to rank. I believe having the undergraduate SAS program was helpful in breaking through to where we are," Dr. Killian said. "This was compiled by Counselor Magazine. It is a top publication that is recognized by all counseling fields."

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