• Brittney Stelle in in a TV studio
  • Marisol Coria stands in front of Memorial Fountain at Fresno State
  • 2020 Grad Tribute
  • CAH Dean's Medalist named in virtual Arts in Motion
  • Christian Cruz
  • From left: Aaron Lowe, Tom Boroujeni, Primavera Leal Martinez, and Aranveer Litt.

Welcome Home!

The College of Arts and Humanities is home for students and faculty engaged in the widest variety of artistic and humanistic pursuits in the San Joaquín Valley.

As the heart of Fresno State, we study the artistic expression, communication skills, humanistic values, and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship and creative activities. Our nine departments plus the Armenian Studies Program are central to the University’s General Education program and offer dozens of fascinating majors and minors.

Have a wonderful time finding your inspiration for life!

—Interim Dean Honora Chapman



Advising and Support Center

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


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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 AND DANCE

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 2020

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.

Outstanding Lecturer Dr. Kao-Ly Yang headshot

Dr. Kao-Ly Yang founded the Hmong studies program in 2016 along with the director for undergraduate student recruitment Phong Yang. Over the years, Yang has written 11 textbooks for the Hmong Studies Program and works to keep the books and study materials for her classes as affordable as possible. She also founded the Hmong Language Association and the Hmong Voices Series

“This award is not only about me, but will greatly benefit my students and the Hmong American community,” said Yang. “They deserve to be praised for their beautiful, enchanted, and resilient culture and language.”

 Promising New FacultyDr. Vadim Keyser headshot

Dr. Vadim Keyser's research is in the philosophy of science with a focus on scientific methodology. He often utilizes his skills as a visual artist to illustrate complex concepts with precision for his students. This cross-disciplinary merging of humanities, art, and STEM allows him to serve as a liaison between the College of Arts and Humanities and the College of Science and Mathematics.

“I feel deeply honored and supported,” said Keyser. “My interdisciplinary work is catalyzed at every intersection within this community of thinkers and creators; and in every interaction, there is the dimension of humanism. This community echoes Provost Jiménez-Sandoval’s focus on the symbiotic relationship between the arts, humanities, and sciences. Thank you to everyone, for the responsiveness and collaboration at every level.”



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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