Nov 28, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [OFFICIAL CATALOG]

College of Social Sciences & Communication

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Ross Hall, Room 208 | (501) 569-3244 | (501) 569-3592 (fax) |

Interim Dean: Julien Mirivel, Professor
Interim Associate Dean: Olaf Hoerschelmann, Professor
Assistant to the Dean: Lindsey Stroud
Finance Director:  Sabrenna Rodgers-Lee
Administrative Specialist: Christina Owens
Assistant Dean of Learning and Student Success: Samantha DeVilbiss
Advisor: Louis Scivally
Administrative Support Supervisor (The Link): Casaundra Blue
Learning Technology Specialist: Larry Rhodes

The College of Social Sciences and Communication includes 7 units offering degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels, including the School of Mass Communication, The School of Public Affairs, and the departments of Applied Communication, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Rhetoric and Writing, and Sociology and Anthropology. The college also supports several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes, including University Television, KLRE/KUAR public radio, the Survey Research Center, the Center for Nonprofit Organizations, and the Center for Public Collaboration.

Our academic programs enable students through hands-on coursework and training in social science, communication, and public affairs to better understand the human experience and our global society. Students are prepared to use their knowledge and skill to enrich, inform, and help improve their communities and the world.

Interdisciplinary Programs: Majors, Minors, and Special Centers

The following interdisciplinary majors, minors, and special centers are housed within the college. For program details and contact information for advising, see the coordinator and home department indicated for each.

  • Nonprofit Leadership Studies (minor or certificate in non-profit management): Joe Giammo, School of Public Affairs
  • Gender Studies (minor): Juliana Flinn, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
  • International Studies (major and minor): Joseph Giammo, School of Public Affairs
  • Legal Studies (minor): Joe Giammo, School of Public Affairs
  • Middle Eastern Studies (minor): Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm, School of Public Affairs

University Core (35 hours)

Standard Core (29 hours)

All Courses approved by the Core Council. See “General Education Requirements .”

College Core (6 hours)

Math (3 hours)

MATH 1302 - College Algebra  or Core Course with College Algebra as a prerequisite. 

Flex – Humanities/Social Sciences/Communication-Speech/Interdisciplinary (3 hours)

ACOM 1300  Applied Communication or any approved core Fine Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences course

Academic Advising

Students majoring in, or interested in major in, programs within the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences (see “University Advising” for the list of majors) are advised in the Trojan Academic Advising and Support Center until they earn approximately 45 credit hours. After reaching approximately 45 hours, CSSC majors will be advised in the CSSC Advising & Support Center – The Link. To make an advising appointment, call the Link at 501-537-0784 or schedule an appointment online at

The Link is an essential resource for all undergraduates in the college. The Link helps students in a variety of areas and advisors are paired with students based on their academic areas of focus. Advisors are available by scheduled or walk-in appointments and can meet either in-person or by phone. All students must meet with an advisor prior to registration. The Link is located in Ross Hall, Room 120.


    Bachelor of Applied Science

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