Arts and Sciences


Copy-of-Seal.jpgAt McLennan Community College, an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science degree may be earned in any program in which there is an upper-level program at a senior institution. Courses in the core curriculum meet the fundamental requirements of Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees.

The core curriculum is a group of courses that will automatically transfer into a bachelor’s degree program at any state-supported college or university in Texas. When you complete the core at McLennan, you can be assured that you have satisfied the core curriculum requirements for all other state-supported colleges in Texas.

Arts & Sciences consists of five main instructional areas with courses in the following divisions:

  • Communication Studies
  • English
  • Integrated Reading and Writing
  • Foreign Languages
  • Engineering
  • Math
  • Science
    • Agriculture
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Environmental Science
    • Geology
    • Physics
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Theatre Arts
  • Government
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education & Health

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Brad Christian, Dean of Arts and Sciences, at 299-8661 or email: 
Anita Dorris, Executive Assistant, Arts and Sciences, at 299-8672 or email at

Mission Statement:

The mission of Arts and Sciences is to provide freshman and sophomore courses applicable to an associate's or a bachelor's degree. A&S programs enable students to:

  • acquire an integrated command of computational, scientific, and communicative skills;
  • cultivate a sensibility for the aesthetic;
  • develop a perspective on the continuum of human activity;
  • function as well-informed, responsible citizens of the local and global community; and
  • enjoy the benefits of lifelong learning.