Departments & Programs

At the heart of California State University Fresno, the College of Arts and Humanities is the largest academic unit of the university.  It is a stimulating center of intellectual and cultural activity, dedicated to academic excellence, integrity, intellectual freedom, and civic and cultural engagement with the San Joaquin Valley. The College includes the departments of Art and Design, Communication, English, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, Linguistics, Mass Communication and Journalism, Music, Philosophy, and Theatre Arts and DanceArmenian Studies, Classical Studies, Interdisciplinary Humanities, College Honors Program, Study Abroad in London Program, and Study Abroad in Florence, Italy which are integral programs of the College. 

A number of special programs are also supported, including the newly-created Center for Creativity of the Arts, The Middle East Studies Program, Peach Blossom Festival, and Theatre for Young Audiences

The College also supports four art galleries including the Phebe Conley Art Gallery, 16 discipline-specific computer labs, a tutorial Writing Center, the University Press, a concert hall and the Wahlberg Recital Hall, a fully-equipped John Wright Theatre and the Dennis and Cheryl Woods Arena Theatre; dance, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and ceramics studios, a foundry, television and film production studios, KFSR, and smart classrooms.  Under the Dean and Associate Dean, the College employs approximately 150 full-time faculty members and over 160 additional employees that include part-time faculty, graduate assistants and graduate teaching associates, and clerical and technical staff.