Arts and Sciences


If you are working towards an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or a Field of Study to transfer to a four year university or are taking general academic courses for a Workforce degree, you will be working with the faculty and staff in Arts and Sciences. A&S courses include disciplines ranging from the sciences, mathematics, agriculture, social sciences, the arts, to language and literature. Our Commercial Music program offers students a unique opportunity to gain the skills needed to enter the music industry, and our Veterinary Technology program offers our students great job options throughout Texas and beyond. Finally, our Writing Center and Math lab offers you additional support in developing the basic academic skills you need to succeed.

Arts and Sciences consists of five divisions:

  • Language, Literature, and Communication (Dr. William Matta, Chair)
  • Math, Science, and Agricultural Science (Dr. Brad Christian, Chair)
  • Visual and Performing Arts (Lise Uhl, Chair)
  • Social and Behavioral Science (Gilbert Montemayor, Chair)
  • Physical Education and Wellness (Shawn Trochim, Chair).

Specific information on each division is available through the links on the right column.

Mission Statement:

The mission of Arts and Sciences is to provide freshman and sophomore courses applicable to an associate's or a bachelor's degree. A&S programs enable students to:

  • acquire an integrated command of computational, scientific, and communicative skills;
  • cultivate a sensibility for the aesthetic;
  • develop a perspective on the continuum of human activity;
  • function as well-informed, responsible citizens of the local and global community; and
  • enjoy the benefits of lifelong learning.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Brad Christian, Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences, at 299-8661 or email: 
Anita Dorris, Executive Secretary, Arts and Sciences, at 299-8672 or email at

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