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A Message from the Dean

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences of the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University - Richard L. Conolly College - provides the general education foundation for all majors in all professional schools of the Campus as well as liberal arts and sciences disciplines preparing for specific careers and continued graduate study in the arts and sciences and other professional careers.

The liberal arts and sciences are the basis for the education of the citizen who, as is affirmed by the University's mission, is ready to participate fully in the city and the world as an informed, aware, and intellectually curious citizen. The student of liberal arts and sciences is also fully aware of the abiding cultures and accomplishments of our city, our nation, and the world - the complicated world of the twenty-first century. The College does this by offering a core curriculum for all students that provides the skills, knowledge, and insights that will enhance a human and humane life-long learning experience. It also offers advanced work in four divisions - each the basis of detailed studies and career and graduate preparation.

The Humanities Division offers undergraduate degrees in English, Foreign Languages and Literature, and Philosophy, each the humanistic foundation for almost all professional fields, and in Communication Sciences and Disorders, which seeks to advance this expanding discipline within a culturally and linguistically diverse society.

The Science Division offers majors in Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Mathematics as well as support courses in Physics. The Biology major offers a concentration in Molecular Biology and also programs leading to a degree of Bachelor of Science in Cytotechnolgy or in Nuclear Medicine Technology, both of which may be completed in fourth-year internship training programs. Students in Chemistry and Biochemistry may have their degrees certified by the American Chemical Society.

The Social Science Division offers majors in Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Anthropology/ Sociology and Social Work, in which students may opt for a Human Services Certificate. Each major provides the theoretical and practical background for entry in many private and government enterprises.

The Division of Communications, Visual and Performing Arts offers majors in Art, Dance, Journalism, Media Arts, Music, and Communication Studies, Performance Studies and Theatre (Speech). Students may choose a B.A. in Visual Arts, a B.F.A. in Art Education or in Studio Art, a B.F.A. in Dance, a B.A. in Journalism, in Media Arts, and in Communication Studies, and a B.F.A. or B.A. in Music - Applied Music or Music Theory. Physical facilities - art galleries, studios, performance spaces, and state-of-the-art broadcast, editing, and computer labs - provide the venues for hands-on-learning and creativity.

Interdisciplinary majors are available in the Humanities and the Social Sciences. University Honors students, with the approval of appropriate departments and the dean, may devise their own major.

Graduate study on the masters level is offered in most undergraduate majors (M.A., M.S.), and the Ph.D. is offered in Clinical Psychology. The United Nations Graduate Certificate Program and the M.A. in Urban Studies also present advanced students opportunities in the world's premier metropolitan area.


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