About CAS

bret danilowicz

Welcome From the Dean

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma State University. From cutting-edge research in the sciences to original displays of creativity in the arts, this college is the core of the university’s vibrant academic and cultural community. Our outstanding faculty, staff and fellow students work together to provide an exceptional learning experience for our majors and graduate students. Arts and Sciences degrees focus on developing our students’ capabilities in inquiry based learning, critical thinking, problem solving, and written communication. Each degree and associated co-curricular programs prepare our students for the dynamic careers they will soon enter.

Our college’s website is intended to guide you toward information about our degrees, careers stemming from those degrees, and the national and international renowned faculty with whom you would work. Feedback on how to improve the usefulness of this site is always welcomed.

- Bret S. Danilowicz, Dean

Mission Statement

The College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma State University, consistent with the University’s land grant mission, promotes distinction in teaching and student learning; fosters research, scholarship, and creative activities by faculty and students; and engages the entire university community, the people of Oklahoma, the nation and the world by advancing knowledge of science and the arts in an environment that encourages innovation. In carrying out its mission, the College maintains its commitment to academic freedom, academic responsibility, and diversity of expression, experience, and culture.

Vision Statement

The College of Arts and Sciences will be recognized as a center of interdisciplinary collaboration and imaginative, groundbreaking scholarship. The College will be a leading academic unit among land grant universities by fostering engaged student learning, pursuing innovative research, and translating our discoveries into accessible knowledge. Our graduates will be prepared to flourish both professionally and personally and to contribute to the well-being of an increasingly diverse, global, and connected society.

Commitment to Diversity

All are welcome here.

Diversity and inclusion represent the very core of our mission and values. The College of Arts and Sciences strives to provide an open, respectful, and dynamic context for research, scholarship, and learning that reflects and celebrates the strengths of a culturally diverse community. We are unequivocal in our belief that that every student, faculty, and staff member— whatever their race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic, veteran, or ability status— has the right to respect, equality, and full participation in our college.