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School of Arts and Sciences

The School of Arts and Sciences is the intellectual hub of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, providing all ABAC students the Core Curriculum and helping to develop their critical thinking, writing, and research skills. We offer two associate degrees, four bachelor’s degrees, and a number of different degree tracks that allow students to further specialize based upon their interests and goals.


The mission of the School of Arts and Sciences is to provide an educational foundation through student-focused teaching, engagement, and mentorship. Our comprehensive education prepares graduates for professional and civic life in a diverse and ever-changing society.

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Message from the Dean

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Dr. Matthew Anderson

Dean of Arts and Sciences

Welcome to the School of Arts and Sciences at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC)! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to explore our website and learn more about our strong academic programs, engaging faculty, and talented students.

As ABAC’s largest academic school, the School of Arts and Sciences plays a key role in achieving the College’s vision of serving those students who are seeking a life-changing educational experience. As home to the Core Curriculum and a wide variety of strong academic programs, the School of Arts and Sciences is responsible for empowering ABAC students with a broad knowledge base and skill set that prepares them for success in their lives after college.

In the School of Arts and Sciences classes, students experience small class sizes and skilled faculty employing innovative pedagogical techniques. Much of the learning our students engage in, however, occurs well beyond the bounds of a traditional classroom. Indeed, students from the School of Arts and Sciences participate in internships, faculty-mentored research, study abroad and other experiential learning opportunities that help them grow, both intellectually and professionally. Arts and Sciences students graduate from ABAC ready to contribute to their communities and prepared to achieve their personal and professional goals.

The faculty of the School of Arts and Sciences are active scholars and artists, and gifted instructors and mentors. They take the time to get to know their students and work tirelessly toward their success. Within the School of Arts and Sciences at ABAC you will encounter a student-focused academic community that fosters the growth of all its members. We would love for you to join us.

Matthew J. Anderson, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

Departments and Programs

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The School of Arts and Science understands that tackling the problems facing the world will require a collaboration of experts in the liberal arts, sciences, mathematics, health professions, humanities, and entrepreneurship. Your academic career at ABAC will be grounded in studies in each of these areas, preparing you to engage in solving the world’s problems through your area of expertise. By exploring the world of social and natural sciences, the arts and humanities, you will gain the foundational knowledge needed for your career and beyond. Our goal is for you to have a life-changing experience that allows you to leave ABAC ready to overcome any challenge and solve any problem.

The Departments of the School of Arts and Sciences collaborate to offer the Core Curriculum for all ABAC students. In addition to the Bachelor of Science degrees in Writing and Communication, History and Government, Rural Community Development, and Biology, and the Associate of Fine Arts in Music (A.F.A.M.) degree, the School of Arts and Sciences offers Associate of Arts in Core Curriculum (A.A.) and Associate of Science in Core Curriculum (A.S.) degrees that prepare students for further study in many disciplines at ABAC or other colleges or universities.

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