Welcome from the Dean

Welcome From the Dean

jeanette mendez

It is my honor to welcome you to the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Oklahoma State University. Throughout our website, you will find that we offer a diverse range of innovative fields within our college, from Art to Zoology. With 24 departments representing the arts and humanities, the social sciences, and the sciences and mathematics, we are OSU’s largest and most diverse college. CAS is home to all of these, and also delivers the University's undergraduate core curriculum to all bachelor's degree-seeking students.

If you are undecided, please explore our “find your major” page that organizes majors into areas of interest. Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, you will enjoy a holistic academic experience that transforms your passions into careers. Our faculty come from nationally recognized programs across the country, continuing our institutional legacy as a premier land-grant institution. CAS faculty take pride in being student-centered scholar-teachers, integrating research with real-world impact into their teaching and service to the national and state community.

As you become part of a proud tradition that extends back to 1890, I encourage you to enjoy your time at OSU and please don’t hesitate to contact me or our great staff in the College of Arts and Sciences. We are here to help you Connect, Achieve and Succeed. Go Pokes!

Jeanette Mendez, Interim Dean

Our Mission

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.


Courses Offered
Fall 2017

"Arts and Sciences degrees focus on developing our students' capabilities in inquiry based learning, critical thinking, problem solving, and written communication."



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.

"All are
welcome here"

Commitment to Diversity

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.