College of Social Sciences & Communication

General Information | Department Catalog Links | View/Download PDF Version

Ross Hall, Room 120 | (501) 569-3244 | (501) 569-3592 (fax) | Website

Lisa Bond-Maupin, Professor

Interim Associate Dean for Teaching, Faculty Development, and Interdisciplinary Support:
Andrew Drummond, Associate Professor

Interim Associate Dean for Research and Community Engagement:
Sarah Beth Estes, Professor

Assistant to the Dean:
Laura L. Beck

Director of Student Services:
Alex B. Holladay

Finance Director:
Sabrenna Rodgers-Lee

Learning Technology Specialist:
Tim Kessler

Administrative Specialist:
M. Leslie McBryde

Director of Development:
Annie Wright

The College of Social Sciences and Communication includes 8 units offering degrees at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels, including the School of Mass Communication and the departments of Speech Communication, Rhetoric and Writing, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology, Political Science, and the Institute of Government. The college also supports several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes, including University Television, KLRE/KUAR public radio, the Survey Research Center, the Center for Nonprofit Organizations, and the Center for Public Collaboration.

General Information

Our academic programs enable students through hands-on coursework and training in social science, communication, and public affairs to better understand the human experience and our global society. Students are prepared to use their knowledge and skill to enrich, inform, and help improve their communities and the world.

Interdisciplinary Programs: Majors, Minors, and Special Centers

The following interdisciplinary majors, minors, and special centers are housed within the college. For program details and contact information for advising, see the coordinator and home department indicated for each.

  • Nonprofit Leadership Studies (minor or certificate in non-profit management): Julie Flinn, Department of Sociology an Anthropology
  • Gender Studies (minor): Sarah Beth Estes, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
  • International Studies (major and minor): Joseph Giammo, Department of Political Science
  • Legal Studies (minor): Joanne Matson, Department of Rhetoric and Writing
  • Middle Eastern Studies (minor): (minor): Clea Hupp, Department of History

Department Catalog Listings

Social Sciences:

Department of Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Science in Law Enforcement
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
Department of Political Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
Department of Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Department of Public Administration (Institute of Government
No Undergraduate Degree Offered, offers a few undergraduate courses.

Department of Sociology & Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology


School of Mass Communication