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The College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences (CLASS) offers courses and academic programs that provide students with the foundation for success in a dynamic, fast-paced, and diverse world. These foundational skills help you excel and lead in any career, cultivate the creativity and critical thinking to adapt to diverse environments, and resolve society’s most challenging problems in a culturally competent and ethical way. CLASS is focused on cultivating skills that are vital to the contemporary workplace – teamwork, critical thinking, communication, and leadership.

CLASS houses the departments of English; Government; History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies; Language and Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology; Psychology; Social Work. The Institute for Collaborative and Creative Arts houses the schools of Art and Design, Communication, and Music.

Interdisciplinary Programs include academic minors in African/African-American Studies, Appalachian Studies, Asian Studies, Applied Creative Thinking, and Women and Gender Studies. Many of our programs also include service-learning courses.

Alumni Testimonials

EKU alum AJ Jeck took the skills he learned as a Philosophy major to medical school.

EKU alum Spencer Barrett says his Public Relations degree prepared him for a solid career.

Inside Look

“An Exemplary Alum” Caudill named official artist for 150th Kentucky Derby

“An Exemplary Alum” Caudill named official artist for 150th Kentucky Derby

Wylie Caudill’s work, often consisting of repetitive florals, largely roses, is what initially drew Churchill Downs leadership to his work. His earlier work as “the chalk guy” at EKU led him into the world of large-scale art. His painting will be featured across racing programs in addition to merchandise for the 2024 derby season. Caudill’s murals are also featured at The Grove in Lexington, The Summit at Fritz Farms, and the Lexington’s Writer’s Room.

College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences

521 Lancaster Ave.
103 Roark Bldg.
Richmond, Kentucky 40475
Phone: 859-622-2222