College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) advances the mission of the university by cultivating academic programs of excellence in the humanities, social sciences, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) disciplines; fostering a culture of scholarship among faculty and students; and preparing students for advanced study, civic engagement, vocational success, and a well-lived life.

The college includes eight academic departments, seven special programs, centers, and institutes, and nearly 100 full-time faculty. CLAS offers a wide range of major and minor undergraduate degree programs, and the graduate division houses graduate-level programs in English and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and Biotechnology. CLAS also offers many of the courses in the university’s General Education program, and it oversees the student newspaper, student magazine, student television news program, campus radio station, and numerous discipline-specific student honor societies.

To uphold the excellence of APU’s academic offerings, programs undergo periodic review. Please contact the individual program director for updated information.

Division of Graduate Studies

Master of Science in Biotechnology

Department of English

Master of Arts in English

Department of Global Studies and Sociology

Master’s Degrees in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Certificates in:

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)



Jennifer E. Walsh, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science

Associate Deans

Denise Ferguson, Ph.D., Professor of Communication Studies

Theodore Szeto, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mathematics