• Dr. Veena Howard
  • 5,000-mile journey to find a mentor
  • 20-year-old advertising student
  • English major Primavera Leal Martinez
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman

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Future Students

The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values, and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The College offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialogue, and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate, and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.


Advising and Support Center

Appointments: (559) 278-4597 
The center is located in Speech Arts, Room 156


Departments

Armenian Studies
ARMENIAN STUDIES

Programs

  • Minor in Armenian Studies
  • Upper Division Honors Certificate in Armenian Studies

 

ART AND DESIGN
ART AND DESIGN

Degrees and Programs

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Art
    Areas of emphasis:
    • Art History
    • Ceramics/Sculpture
    • Crafts/Design
    • Drawing/Painting
    • Printmaking/Photography
    • Interior Design
    • Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (B.F.A.) in Graphic Design
    Areas of emphasis:
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration
    • Interactive Multimedia Design
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Interior Design
  • Master of Arts Degree (M.A.) in Art
    Areas of emphasis:
    • Art Education
    • Art History
    • Interior Design
    • Studio Art
  • Minor in Art
  • Single Subject Credential

 

Communication
COMMUNICATION

Degrees and Programs

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Communication
  • Master of Arts Degree (M.A.) in Communication
  • Minor in Communication
  • Teaching Credential Program, English/Speech
  • Communication for professionals certificate
  • Barking Bulldog Debate Team

 

English
ENGLISH

Degrees and Programs

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in English
    Options:
    • Composition Theory
    • Literature
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in English Education
  • Master of Arts Degree (M.A.) in English
    Options:
    • Composition Theory
    • Literature
  • Master of Fine Arts Degree (M.F.A.) Creative Writing
  • Minor in English
  • Minor in Creative Writing
  • Single Subject Credential
  • Certificate of Advanced Study in Composition
  • Certificate of Special Study in Creative Writing

 

Linguistics
LINGUISTICS

Degrees and Programs

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Linguistics
    Options:
    • Computational Linguistics
    • General Linguistics
    • Interdisciplinary Language Studies
    • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Cognitive Science
  • Master of Arts Degree (M.A.) in Linguistics
    Option:
    • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
  • Minor in Chinese
  • Minor in Computational Linguistics
  • Minor in Hmong
  • Minor in Japanese
  • Minor in Linguistics
  • Minor in Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Undergraduate Certificate of Special Study in TESL
  • Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language.

 

Media, Communications and Journalism (MCJ)
MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS & JOURNALISM

Degrees and Programs

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Mass Communication & Journalism 
    Options:
    • Advertising
    • Broadcast Journalism
    • Digital Media
    • Electronic Media Production
    • Photojournalism
    • Print Journalism
    • Public Relations
  • Media Arts Minor
  • Mass Communication & Journalism Minor

 

 

Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures (MCLL)
MODERN AND CLASSICAL LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

Degrees and Programs

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Classical Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in French
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A. in Spanish
  • Master of Arts Degree (M.A.) in Spanish
  • Minor in Classical Studies
  • Minor in French
  • Minor in German
  • Minor in Humanities
  • Minor in Spanish

 

Music degrees
MUSIC

Degrees and Programs

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Music
    Options:
    • Composition
    • Instrumental Jazz Performance
    • Instrumental Performance
    • Music Education
    • Music as a Liberal Art
    • Vocal Performance
  • Master of Arts Degree (M.A.) in Music
    Options:
    • Music Education
    • Performance
  • Single Subject Credential
  • Minor in Music
  • Certificate of Special Study in Music Performance

 

Philosophy
PHILOSOPHY

Degrees and Programs

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Philosophy
    Options:
    • Pre-Law
    • Religious Studies
  • Minor in Philosophy
  • Minor in Peace & Conflict Studies
  • Minor in Middle East Studies

 

Theatre Arts
THEATRE ARTS

Degrees and Programs

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Dance
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Theatre Arts
    Areas of emphasis:
    • Acting
    • Design/Tech
    • General
  • Minor in Drama
  • Minor in Dance

 

Programs

Study Abroad
STUDY ABROAD
Center for Creativity and the Arts
CENTER FOR CREATIVITY AND THE ARTS
Upper Division College Honors Program
UPPER DIVISION COLLEGE HONORS PROGRAM
University Press
UNIVERSITY PRESS

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Provost’s Award Recipients for 2019

Outstanding teaching, research and service are central to the mission of Fresno State. The dedication of our professorial faculty deserves special recognition. Recipients of the Provost's Awards provide our students with a stimulating environment that fosters learning and affirms the university as the intellectual and cultural leader of the San Joaquin Valley. The Provost's Awards honor those faculty members who set new standards of excellence and represent the heart of this great university.

Research, Scholarship and Creative Accomplishment

Steven Church (English)


Steven Church
(English) joined Fresno State’s faculty in 2006 and has become one of the nation’s most influential, innovative and acclaimed voices in literary nonfiction as well as a sought-after speaker. He published seven full-length books and dozens of essays in juried journals and anthologies. Church also served as editor in chief for The Normal School, a literary magazine published at Fresno State. His work attracts national and international praise and his essays and books are reprinted and translated widely.

 

Promising New Faculty

Melanie Hernandez (English)


Melanie Hernandez
(English) became a member of the faculty at Fresno State in 2015. She designed and taught two new courses that are now part of the English undergraduate program: African American and Chicanx Literatures. She is also skilled in online education, having redesigned and taught a general education course and helping to redesign a new, online bachelor of arts completion program. Her study of race theories allows her to help students engage, learn and critically analyze literature. Hernandez has received four research fellowships while on campus, served on various committees, mentored graduate students and helped create and run a writing contest for youth.

Promising New Faculty

Faith Sidlow (media, communications and journalism)


Faith Sidlow
(media, communications and journalism) came to Fresno State in 2015 with more than 25 years of experience as an award-winning reporter, producer and news anchor. She has submitted and received more than $135,000 in grants to help students present and attend conferences and workshops and to buy broadcast equipment. Sidlow spearheaded The Global News Relay, a live, four-and-a-half hour newscast produced and aired by students that brings together educators, professionals and students from across the world. It started with a dozen universities and now includes more than 25 and is growing. Under her guidance, many students have won journalism awards, fellowships and other honors.

 


Contact Us

Mailing Address

California State University, Fresno 
College of Arts & Humanities 
Office of the Dean 
2380 E. Keats MS/MB99 
Fresno CA 93740-8024

 

Phone/FAX/email

Dean's Office: (559) 278-3056 
FAX: (559) 278-6758 
Email us

Location

We are located in the west wing of the Music Building in Room 186. The nearest entrance to the office is located on the north side of the west wing, adjacent to the amphitheater.  

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