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College of Arts and Sciences (CASa)
The College of Arts and Sciences contains five departments (Expressive Arts, Humanities, Math and Computer Science, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences), offering a choice of twenty-three undergraduate majors; it has a strong presence in the Master's of Interdisciplinary Studies programs.
The College of Arts & Sciences prepares students for a wide variety of careers or to continue their studies in graduate schools, medical or law schools, or other professional programs. CASa is also home to most of the general education courses for students enrolled in WNMU’s other colleges, the College of Arts and Sciences plays a vital role in the university's mission of student learning, with a core foundation in the liberal arts.
The College of Arts and Sciences features wide ranging fields of knowledge and is the 'CASa' to a diverse family of Faculty, Students, and Staff. We welcome you to explore our various departments and we welcome you to stop by and visit. We are located on the first floor of the Global Resources Center (GRC) in room D.
Jose Herrera, Ph.D.
Professor, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of CASa
NSF funds fungal endophyte research at WNMU. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has provided nearly a quarter-million dollar collaborative grant to offer reasearch opportunities for students and teachers. Dr. Jose Herrera, Professor of Biology is the PI.
WUMU Student Publication in The Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research 2015, 14 (1), 33. Determination of Fatty acid profiles of commercially available cooking oils by acid catalyzed trans esterification; By: Dr. Shawn White, James (Skippy ) Sanders, Carol Lindsay and Catherine Stailey. This research was conducted to assist in the furthered research of acylglycerides and their potential as a biofuel.
Assistant Professors Kate Oubre (Humanities) and Tanya Rivers (Math and Computer Science) have been awarded $10,000 in funding from the Albert I. Pierce Foundation for their proposal "LEAP Program Development and Pilot." LEAP is a collaborative endeavor that will strive to provide enhanced support for students taking developmental math, writing, and reading courses through team teaching. The program will be piloted in the Fall 2015.
Dale Zimmerman is this year’s recipient of the ABA Ludlow Griscom Award for Outstanding Contributions in Regional Ornithology. Zimmerman is an emeritus professor of biology at Western New Mexico University.
WNMU has recently been awarded an NSF Noyce capacity building grant to conduct a STEM teacher preparation workshop that will involve current STEM high school teachers, current WNMU and high school students interested in teaching. If you are a current WNMU student, please consider applying at: https://form.jotform.com/wnmu_forms/WNMU-Noyce-student-app
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