College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

We will provide you with knowledge and skills to understand the world and the people around us and to apply that understanding to a variety of careers in leading fields and industries. Thank you for visiting our site to learn more about the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and Auburn University at Montgomery!

Diverse, interdisciplinary learning that prepares you for the complexity and change of the real world.

Through a liberal arts education, students develop multiple lenses for looking at the human experience.

But it does much more; it helps you compete for a variety of careers in an increasingly complex and evolving world. The Association of American Colleges and Universities reports that 74% of employers surveyed would recommend a liberal arts education to prepare for success in today’s global economy. They want new hires with the skills that the humanities teach: critical thinking, complex problem solving, and written and oral communications.

The nine departments of the AUM College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, while diverse in subject matter, are united in their goal to prepare students for a work world where the rules seem to be constantly changing.

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What does it mean to be a STEM-designated program?

The STEM or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics designation refers to classes and degrees that fall into these categories.  As the United States becomes even more reliant on technology and STEM related advancements, there is a shortfall of educated and qualified graduates to work in STEM positions.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) classifies careers in STEM fields as some of the highest growth and highest paying jobs in the future. For a competitive advantage, graduates with a STEM education and background could be well sought after. Find the list of STEM fields that fall under the designation online.

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduates in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences can earn a degree while studying subjects such as Communication, Theatre, Creative Writing, Literature, Philosophy, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, Anthropology, Social Work, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, and History.

Explore our certificate programs in American Society and Culture and Museum Studies plus, learn about getting research experience as an undergraduate.

Graduate Programs

We offer master’s degrees in Applied Economics, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Liberal Arts, Criminal Justice, Political Science and Public Administration.

We also offer a Certificate in Teaching Writing, for those who possess a degree in English, as additional training and credentialing needed to teach writing at post-secondary institutions.

Doctoral Programs

The Joint Doctoral Program in Public Administration and Public Policy, which prepares students to become a vital part of both academia and government, is a collaborative endeavor between AUM and Auburn University. The program is designed to transform students into confident scholars, researchers and policy leaders.

Actor, economist, artist, historian, sociologist: these are just a few of the job titles for graduates of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. How can you blend your passion with practical skills and knowledge for a career you’ll love?

Even though AUM is one of the most affordable state universities in Alabama, paying for college can be difficult. The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers scholarships specific to a number of majors.

Community Resources
The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is active in serving the cultural, artistic and intellectual needs of the River Region with concerts, lectures, public speakers and more.

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Through its various departments, the AUM College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers a variety of resources to give students the necessary knowledge and skills to be profoundly competitive. Join us and apply to AUM, where learning matters most. It’s why we learn-and why we teach.

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