School of Arts and Letters

Dean: Dr. Mary Wearn

Associate Dean: Dr. Amy Berke


The mission of the School of Arts & Letters (SOAL) is to provide broad access to arts and humanities education that promotes creativity, elevates culture, encourages the pursuit of happiness, and prepares intellectually agile citizens to serve our communities and the creative economy of Georgia.. 

SOAL's interdisciplinary academic portfolio includes programs of study leading to Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees in Applied Art & Design, English, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Music, and Media & Communication.  All.BA degrees include options for work-ready concentrations in areas such as public relations, sports broadcasting production, film production, visual communication, teacher certification, professional writing, creative writing, and pre-law. SOAL also offers curriculum leading to the innovative certificate in film production with the Georgia Film Academy, and  Associate of Art degrees are available in Art, Core Curriculum, Music, and Modern Languages.

The School of Arts & Letters also offers a Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Digital Communication and Master of Arts in Technical and Professional Writing.

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The School of Arts & Letters consists of the following academic departments:

•       Department of English – Chair: Dr. Benita Muth

•       Department of History – Chair: Dr. Matt Zimmerman

•       Department of Media Culture, & the Arts – Chair: Dr. Sheree' Keith