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Degree Programs

Our college offers courses and academic programs that provide you 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.

Art and Design

Degrees: Art Design/Studio (B.S.); Art Design/Studio (B.F.A. Concentrations in Teacher Education; Graphic Design; Studio Arts)
Minors: Art History, Studio Art


Degrees: Broadcasting and Electronic Media (B.A. concentrations in Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Multimedia Journalism, Film Techniques and Technology), Communication Studies (B.A.), Public Relations (B.A.)
Minors: Multimedia Journalism, Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Communication Studies, Public Relations, and Visual Media
Certificates: Communication in the Workplace; Dispute Resolution; Sports Communication; Communication Studies


Degrees: General Studies (A.G.S. concentration in English); English (B.A.); English/Teaching (B.A.); English and History Teaching (B.A.); English (M.A. concentration in: English and Writing Professions); Creative Writing (M.F.A.).
Accelerated 3+2 Dual Degree Program: English, (B.A.) + English, (M.A. concentration in English and Writing Professions)
Minors: English, English Teaching, Appalachian Stuides
Certificate: Appalachian Studies

Endorsement: English as a Second Language


Degrees: Paralegal Studies (A.A.S.); General Studies (A.G.S. concentration in: Political Science) Paralegal Science (B.A.); Political Science (B.A.); Globalization and International Affairs (B.A.); Public Administration (M.P.A.)
Accelerated 3+2 Dual Degree Program: Political Science (B.A.) + Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)
Minors: Globalization and International Affairs; Legal Studies; Paralegal Studies; Political Science; Public Administration.
Certificate: Paralegal Science Certificate (Post-Baccalaureate), Applied Policy (Post-Baccalaureate); Nonprofit Management (Post-Baccalaureate); Community Development (Post-Baccalaureate)

History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies

Degrees: General Studies (A.G.S. concentration in: History); History (B.A.); History/Teaching (B.A.); Philosophy (B.A.)
Minor: African American Studies; Asian Studies; History; Philosophy
Certificate: African American Studies

Language and Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology

Degrees: General Studies (A.G.S. concentrations in: Anthropology, Sociology); Anthropology (B.A.); Sociology, (B.A.); Spanish (B.A.); Spanish/Teaching (B.A.)
Minors: Spanish; Anthropology; Archaeology; Sociology


Degrees: Music (B.M. concentrations in: Education, Performance (Instrumental or Vocal); Music Industry; Music Industry – Recording Arts; Music Theory/Composition; Music Education (Instrumental or Vocal)); Music (M.M. concentrations in: Performance; Conducting; Music Education)
Minor: Music; Musical Theatre


Degrees: General Studies (A.G.S. concentration in: Psychology); Psychology (B.S. concentrations in Psychology (General); Art Therapy; Brain and Cognitive Sciences; Child & Family Psychology; Developmental Disabilities/Autism Spectrum Disorders; Forensic Psychology; Psychiatric Rehabilitation; Substance Abuse; Psychology of the Workplace); Animal Studies (B.S.); General Psychology (M.S. Concentrations in Experimental Psychology; Applied Behavior Analysis); Industrial & Organizational Psychology (M.S.); Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)
Minor: Psychology
Certificate: Autism Spectrum Disorders (Post-Baccalaureate); Applied Behavior Analysis (Post-Master’s)

Social Work

Degrees: Social Work (B.S.W.); Social Work (M.S.W.)
Minor: Social Welfare; Women and Gender Studies
M.S.W. Certificates: Addictions Intervention; Mental Health; Child and Family Services; Leadership and Management; Social Advocacy and Justice


CLASS Dean’s Office

Certificate: Women and Gender Studies

For more information, check the EKU Academic Catalogs.


College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences

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