Dean's Message

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Alabama. The College, comprised of 18 departments and the School of the Arts, includes over 200 full-time faculty and staff and over 3000 majors in undergraduate and graduate programs. We offer over 60 unique majors and minors with a wide array of degrees and curricular concentrations. The largest and most diverse college on campus, the COAS includes arts, humanities, STEM areas, and social sciences. The College is committed to providing an environment within our campus and community that fosters knowledge, skill, artistic and cultural enrichment, research, and discovery by supporting independence, creativity, and innovation with a strong emphasis on experiential opportunities.

In the College of Arts and Sciences, we are proud to offer an intimate and nurturing atmosphere that offers opportunities for interaction with faculty and administrators. I invite you to explore our departmental and college website for information about our various departments, programs, and opportunities.

UNA was designated in 2020 as one of the best Regional Colleges by US News and World Report and we achieved Top Producer of Fulbright Awards status for 2019-20. Our faculty consistently exhibit excellence in the classroom and are dedicated to providing an exceptional learning environment for our students. Many of our faculty excel in research productivity and creative activity, nationally and internationally.

We hope you will consider joining our academic family where you can follow your passion. If you would like additional information about the College of the Arts and Sciences or any of our programs, please contact For information about campus visits or tours, please visit our Schedule a Tour webpage.

The College of Arts and Sciences students, faculty, and staff are dedicated to the highest standards of excellence. As we approach the beginning of our third century of service to Alabama and beyond, we are proud of our heritage and excited about our future.

Roar Lions!

Sara Lynn Baird, PhD
Dean and Professor