The College is comprised of 4 schools and 7 departments. The college takes great pride in its degree programs which provide students with a theoretical base developed and tested through research; knowledge that can be applied in diverse systems; processes that incorporate human understanding and cooperation; and supervised practice through internships, practical and/or preceptorships in a variety of career-related settings. In addition, CASA is home to a Gerontology program, the Division of Health Professions, and the Military Science program.

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The accomplishments of our faculty, students, and alumni are definitive points of pride recognized each year through awards for distinguished teaching, service, scholarship, and professional accomplishments:

  • Dean’s Undergraduate Scholar Recipients
  • Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients
  • Outstanding Faculty Award Recipients


The Mission of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts is to provide liberal and professional education and, through application, to empower graduates to be exemplary members of a diverse and global community. The College is committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate programs and improving the quality of life for present and future generations.


The College of Applied Sciences and Arts is home to applied and professional disciplines serving dynamic societal needs and dedicated to promoting a healthy, ethical, and enlightened global community through innovative application of knowledge and scholarship.

Core Values

The College of Applied Sciences and Art’s mission is supported by:

  • Service for the greater good
  • Curiosity, Inquiry, and Scholarship
  • Rigor and Academic Excellence
  • Learning through doing
  • Embracing Equity and Diversity
  • Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
  • Partnership and Collaboration
  • Life – Work Balance


University Resources

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