The College of Arts and Sciences includes the departments of natural sciences, humanities and social sciences.
The Dillard University Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) offers undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. The hallmark of the department has long been its commitment to providing a quality education for students majoring in the natural sciences disciplines. Students and faculty have access to the new Professional Schools and Sciences Building that houses research and wet laboratory facilities, a conference room, a state-of-the-art computer laboratory/electronic classroom, an amphitheater and a Learning Resource Center where students may receive tutorial and advisory assistance.
The Division of the Humanities comprises the branches of learning concerned with systems of thought based on the nature, dignity, interests, expressions, ideas and values of humankind. The academic and creative field of the Humanities owes much to the work of the ancient Egyptians, who laid the philosophical foundation later adopted and expanded upon by the ancient Greeks and other, later societies. The field of the Humanities at Dillard University encompasses ancient philosophical foundations and modern modes of inquiry, such as computer- based research and interdisciplinary projects. The study of the Humanities emphasizes creativity and critical thinking skills, necessary attributes in academe and also in the workplace.
The Division of the Humanities emphasizes culture from a global perspective as expressed in literature and the creative arts. Majors are offered in the following areas: Art, English, Mass Communication, Music, Philosophy and Religion, Theater Arts, World Languages, Arts Management, Music/Business and Japanese Studies.
The Division of Social Sciences is committed to producing graduates who are thoroughly grounded in the finest traditions of the liberal arts and social sciences. The Division strives to help students to understand themselves and the world around them within a broad intellectual and ethical perspective, shaped by the African American commitment to social justice and community empowerment. Each major in the Division endeavors to teach critical thinking, clear expository writing, the latest academic research skills, and a global awareness to successfully compete in the 21st century occupational marketplace.
Bachelor of Arts Degrees are awarded in the following majors: African World Studies, History, Political Science, Sociology with a Concentration in Criminal Justice or Concentration in Social Work, Urban Studies and Public Policy.