College of Arts and Sciences

Research and top notch programs

The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college on campus and is comprised of four schools and one department: the Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing; the School of Humanities and Fine and Performing Arts; the School of Science and Mathematics; the School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences; and, the Department of Military Science. The college directs two interdisciplinary degree programs, the Bachelor of Integrated Studies and the Bachelor of General Studies and works in partnership with the College of Education to offer secondary teaching credentials in multiple disciplines.

What the College of Arts and Sciences is known for:

  • Student-focused, hands-on learning opportunities
  • Outstanding students, faculty, staff and alumni
  • Rich cultural and educational opportunities
  • Student-faculty research, scholarship and creative endeavors
  • University's only doctoral program - Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Externally funded grants and contracts
  • Research

Research in the College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences places a major emphasis on research, offering the most research opportunities on campus. Students and faculty often take part in research to develop expertise, provide new learning opportunities, and advance our understanding of the universe. There are opportunities for research in every department in the College of Arts and Sciences from Art and Communication to Chemistry and Physics.

More Information on Research at Pitt State:

School of Humanities and Fine & Performing Arts
School of Science and Mathematics
School of History, Philosophy & Social Sciences
Department of Military Science
Bachelor of General Studies
Bachelor of Integrated Studies
Women's and Gender Studies

About College of Arts & Sciences

  • Dean's Welcome
  • Faculty Awards
  • Student Advisory Council

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences at Pittsburg State University. We are both pleased and proud to share with you the many facets of our dynamic college. In keeping with the university's mission emphasizing transformational experiences for students and the broader community, we are actively engaged in teaching, scholarly and creative endeavors and service, with excellence in teaching students being our number one priority.

Mary Carol PomattoThe College of Arts and Sciences is noted for its size and diversity of offerings. It is comprised of 11 departments and one school offering more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as a number of affiliations across colleges. Our college accounts for the majority of course offerings in the university’s general education package as well as the largest number of student majors among the four university colleges. As you peruse our website, please explore the individual departments, school and programs in the college. You will find information about potential careers, course offerings in academic majors and minors, student-faculty research initiatives, special student learning opportunities, scholarships, student organizations, partnerships with community groups, interdisciplinary collaborations, department/school contact information and more including direct links to academic programs’ Facebook, YouTube and other social media sites.

It is an exciting time to be a university student no matter whether you are attending for the first time, transferring from another institution of higher education or simply engaging in learning that meets a particular personal goal. Pittsburg State University is large enough to provide you with many curricular and extracurricular opportunities yet it is small enough to ensure that you will never be just another face in the crowd. Our exceptional faculty and staff care about you and your dreams and goals for the future. In a recent meeting with students in the College of Arts and Sciences, they expressed the sentiment that Pittsburg State University provides an excellent education for an excellent value!

We trust that you will contact any of our academic offices for more information that you may need as you make the decision to invest in your future in the College of Arts and Sciences! Thank you for your interest in Pittsburg State University.

Mary Carol Pomatto

Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Pittsburg State University

Each year the College of Arts and Sciences awards faculty for excellence in service, teaching, creative endeavor and research. Learn more

CAS Student Advisory Group 23

Visit the College of Arts & Sciences Student Advisory Council website to learn more about the group.

Dean's Student Advisory Council for 2022-23:

  • Trent Bandre - Mathematics
  • Grace Garrett - Political Science
  • Jonah Hensley - Biology and Criminal Justice
  • Gabrielle Roberts - Music Education
  • Jason Rowland - Nursing
  • Rachel Ruiz - Biology and Chemistry
  • Kennedy Tomasi - English and Spanish
  • Madeline Valencia - Biology
  • Katie Wells - Art
  • Braden Zaner - Communication

Contact Information

Dean: Dr. Mary Carol Pomatto
Contact: Nancy Grantham
406 Russ Hall
1701 S Broadway St
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Phone 620-235-4684
Fax 620-235-4686

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