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Welcome to the College of Arts, Education, and Sciences

We offer the skills and knowledge you need for some of the most rewarding careers in the world.

We are a vital part of the university,serving students across a broad spectrum of disciplines and offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs at every level. In the College of Arts, Education, and Sciences, we are dedicated to the unique success and academic excellence of each and every student who walks through our doors.

We are made up of four academic units: the School of Education, dedicated to the preparation of outstanding teachers; the School of Humanities, studying the nuance and significance of history, languages, and communication; the School of Sciences, searching for solutions to problems in the natural world; and the School of Visual and Performing Arts, where vibrant performances and artwork challenge and inspire us.

Our outstanding faculty and staff offer a supportive learning environment dedicated to preparing highly qualified professionals to meet the workforce demands of the community, the region and beyond.

2024 CAES Spring Awards Convocation
Outstanding achievement awards presented to students in the College of Arts, Education, & Sciences.

Recent College News


inaugural Cultural Arts Fellowship recipient to exhibit work at June Art Crawl

The inaugural recipient of the Cultural Arts Fellowship is Jansyn Jenkins, a junior double majoring in ceramics and psychology at . As a VAPA Cultural Arts Fellow, students are expected to contribute scholarship through creative works and extracurricular exhibitions/performances in city art spaces in partnership with a participating cultural arts organization. In Jansyn's case, this would be a partnership with the Black Creative Circle of North Louisiana. Jansyn's work will be exhibited in the Sugar Gallery (131 Art Alley, Monroe) upstairs studio from June 2 through June 15, and there will be an artist talk at 6:30 p.m. during the June Art Crawl on June 6.

Visual and Performing Arts hires Vitus Shell as assistant professor of art in illustration

School of Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) is proud to announce the appointment of Vitus Shell as assistant professor of art in illustration. Shell is a mixed-media artist born in Monroe, LA. His works are geared toward the Black experience, giving agency to people from the Monroe community through powerful images of deconstructing, sampling, and remixing identity, civil rights, and contemporary Black culture.

to expand film and television production in northeast Louisiana with Entertainment Development Fund grant

is the latest recipient of a grant from the state's Entertainment Development Fund. The state university will receive $750,000 over three years to create opportunities for students interested in the film industry. Specifically, the funds will support an in-house motion picture production studio at the Clarke M. Williams Innovation Campus, to complement the Film and Media Arts Concentration within the university's Communications Degree program. In addition, the studio will host filmmaking summer camps for high school students across the region.

voice majors excel at state conference

Ten Voice majors attended and participated in the Louisiana Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference and Student auditions on March 8th-9th at University of Louisiana Lafayette. They were highly successful in the student competition portion, singing in different styles of music and categorized according to their year of study. music faculty members Dr. Nancy Carey, Mr. Justin Havard, Dr. Richad Seiler, and Dr. Claire Vangelisti traveled with them and participated in the conference in several capacities.

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Museum of Natural History

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