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; several special programs, centers, and institutes; and nearly 100 full-time faculty. CLAS offers a wide range of major and minor undergraduate degree programs, and houses graduate programs in applied statistics and analytics, biotechnology, English, and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). CLAS also offers many of the courses in the university’s General Education program and numerous discipline-specific student honor societies, and oversees the ZU Media program, which includes the student newspaper, student magazine, student television news program, and campus radio station. 

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, Sociology, and TESOL

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)

Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics

Master of Science in Applied Statistics and Analytics



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