Liberal Arts & Sciences


The Liberal Arts & Sciences teach students how to think, not what to think—through an educational tradition that prepares each person with the reasoning and communication skills needed to thrive in an increasingly complex and shifting world.

October Events

Composition Workshops—LRC Writing Lab

  • 9/30 MLA Formatting & Documentation (11:30) APA Formatting & Documentation (12:45)
  • 10/7 Creating Visual Arguments (11:30) Research Strategies and Avoiding Plagiarism (12:45)

Instrumental Music

  • Jazz Band - Monday October 24th, 7:30PM, Atkinson Theatre
  • Wind Band - Tuesday October 25th, 7:30PM, Atkinson Theatre

Phi Theta Kappa

  • Movie on the Lawn sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa (in collaboration with Student Engagement) 7:00pm, Wednesday, October 12, 2022, Rose State College Campus Mall

Political Science

  • 3-part panel series on various aspects of American campaigns and elections – 
    • Part 1: Historical Analysis with Mary Vick and Dr. Aaron Bachhofer- Thursday, September 15th at 11am; SU Ballroom
    • Part 2: The Psychological Analysis/enthusiasm gaps, etc. with Lizzie and a campaign strategist/pollster - Thursday, October 13th at 11am; SU Ballroom
    • Part 3: Media/Political Analysis with Dr. Emily Stacey, Associate Dean James Davenport, and a media representative - Thursday, November 3rd at 11am; SU Ballroom
  • LGBTQIA and Pop Culture Colloquia with Dr. Bachhofer, Dr. Boger, Marcus Mallard, and Dr. Stacey
  • Great Debate Panel FA2022: COVID Edition (3 years later) - Thursday, October 27th at 11am; SU Ballroom


  • Psi Beta Trick or Treat—QR code hunt, which will take place on Oct. 31st


  • THE ADDAMS FAMILY A NEW MUSICAL- For all audiences (Atkinson Theatre)
    Book: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
    Music and Lyrics: Andrew Lippa
    October 27- 29th at 7:30 pm, October 30th at 2:00pm, 2022

Vocal Music

  • ECOCDA Honor Choir Auditions (RSC hosting)- Monday, OCTOBER 3, 2022- HCC
  • Student Recital Hour, Monday, OCTOBER 24, 2022- HC 128- 4:00 PM
  • Faculty Voice Recital, HCC Lobby Saturday, October 29, 2022-- Prof. Jennifer Watson

The Social Sciences and Humanities, which comprise the Liberal Arts & Sciences Division at Rose State College, provide an education that both broadens the mind and provides the marketable skills employers seek.

Message from the Dean:

Welcome to the Liberal Arts & Sciences Division.  Study of the Liberal Arts and Sciences originates in classical antiquity, where such knowledge was established as essential for anyone who wished to be acknowledged as a free and educated person. This remains the goal of our studies today: To help students become someone who can think logically, solve problems, and lead others to reach across traditional boundaries. Someone with the skills to shape their own destiny.

Toni Castillo
Toni Castillo
Dean Liberal Arts & Sciences Division
(405) 733-7380

Social Sciences

The Social Sciences department offers courses, certificates, and degrees in disciplines such as Criminal Justice, Family Services and Child Development, Health and Sports Sciences, History, Political Science, Pre-education, Psychology, Social Sciences, and Sociology. The department also includes the Scholars for Excellence in Childcare Program; Native American Studies Program; and Gender Studies, Counseling, and Social Work options. It produces the Not My Generation Podcast and Political Science Colloquia, houses the Psi-Beta Psychology club, and much more.
James Davenport
James Davenport
Associate Dean, Social Sciences Social Sciences Department
(405) 733-7922

Tracy Rimer
Tracy Rimer
Division Support Assistant Social Sciences Department
(405) 733-7413


The Humanities department provides courses, certificates, and degree opportunities in areas such as English, the Fine Arts, Liberal Studies, Modern Languages, Mass Communication, and Library Technical Studies. The department also houses Rose State’s Theater and Music productions, Global and Cultural Studies program, Literary productions and contests, Reading and Writing Labs, and much more.
Jeff Conkin
Jeff Conkin
Associate Dean, Liberal Arts & Sciences Division Liberal Arts & Sciences Division
(405) 733-7382

Danielle Louck
Danielle Louck
Senior Admin III, Liberal Arts and Sciences Division, Humanities Department Humanities Department
(405) 733-7380