Sep 30, 2023  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts & Sciences

Mary Beth Armstrong, Dean
Hill House, Station 6508
telephone: (205) 665-6508
fax: (205) 665-6503



The mission of the College of Arts & Sciences, educated citizens prepared for a diverse and changing world, underpins the University’s unique public liberal-arts mission.


Through integrated learning experiences that foster deep learning, practical skills, and experience, students will develop these essential learning outcomes: higher order thinking skills, a substantial body of knowledge, a commitment to use and appreciate learning, effective communication skills, an awareness of human commonalities and differences, and a concern for the common good.

Degree Programs

The College of Arts and Sciences offers Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree programs in the following areas:

Biology (B.S. only)
Chemistry (B.S. only)
English (B.A. only)
Environmental Studies
Foreign Languages-French or Spanish (B.A. only)
Political Science
Social Science
Social Work
Speech-Language Pathology (B.S. only)

General Education

All students seeking an undergraduate degree at UM must complete a core General Education curriculum that includes courses in English, history, mathematics, the natural sciences, social sciences, fine arts, oral and written communication, and personal development.

The minimum requirements can be found in the General Education Credit Hour Requirements section of the Academic Programs and Policies  page.


The College of Arts and Sciences has two accredited programs and one certified program. The undergraduate program in Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The undergraduate program in Chemistry has been authorized by the American Chemical Society (ACS) to offer an ACS-certified B.S. degree in Chemistry. The Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) program at the University of Montevallo is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.