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College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts fulfills UCO’s mission to help students learn by educating productive, creative, ethical, and involved citizens and leaders who speak clearly, write well, appreciate differences, ask questions, value the past, engage with the present, create the future and contribute in meaningful ways to the intellectual and civic life of the community.


To the College of Liberal Arts

What can you do with a Liberal Arts degree?

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

The College of Liberal Arts provides a wide range of scholarships, tuition-waivers, support services, and co-curricular activities including student organizations, guest speakers, and service and outreach activities that promote the success of students in Core Curriculum classes and in undergraduate or graduate degree programs in the Liberal Arts.

We encourage you to explore these pages and to learn more about why the Liberal Arts are the heart of the university!



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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