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The College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences (CHAS) provides students with a strong liberal arts foundation for citizenship in a globalized community. CHAS is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, recognizing that humanities and humanities education enhance the cultural, economic and social aspects of the community.


The College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences has four departments: Humanities; Fine and Performing Arts; Social and Behavioral Sciences; and Military Science.

The Department of Humanities includes majors in the disciplines of English, History, Communication (Broadcast Media), Communication (Print Journalism), English Pre-Law. Minors are offered in the disciplines of Broadcast Media and Print Journalism, International Languages, Public Relations, Sound Engineering and Recording,

The Department of Fine & Performing Arts is an Ohio Center of Excellence in Cultural and Societal Transformation and offers majors in the disciplines of Art and Music. Degree options in Art include: Graphic Design, Art Education and Studio Art. Degree options in Music include: Music Education, Music Performance and Jazz Studies. The department has a minor in Theatre.

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences is committed to providing an educational experience based on recognized academic and professional standards of excellence. The Department offers five major programs: Political Science, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Social Work and Sociology and minors in Gerontology, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Political Science and Psychology. In addition, it offers a concentration in Public Administration.

Military Science trains and develops future leaders of the United States Army through the Reserve Officer Training Corps. It is widely regarded as one of the best leadership courses in the country, and you can receive it as part of your college education.

The Louis Stokes Center on Aging provides support to the psychology and social work programs. The Center for Allaying Health Disparities through Research and Education (CADRE), is a multidisciplinary and collaborative capacity- building project which was funded by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities. The Center recently launched its Minority Eldercare Disparity Initiative that targets health disparities through gerontology.

The Mass Communications Center houses the University telecommunications programs that include state-of-the-art facilities for students majoring in radio, television and print journalism. The facility also includes the campus-based public radio station WCSU 88.9 FM.

WCSU 88.9 FM is a non-commercial public radio station licensed to Central State University. WCSU is dedicated to providing high quality cultural and news programming and services that educate, inspire and enlighten. WCSU supports the learning experience of University students who operate a professionally staffed broadcast training facility.

The major in Criminal Justice provides an overview of the criminal justice system and the causes of crime and issues relating to social control. The program is structured around a core of criminal justice courses that include topics in law enforcement, the judicial process and correctional system.



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