Dean's Welcome

Dr. C. David Ragsdale, College of Arts & Sciences

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the College of Arts and Sciences at Athens State University! We are an academically diverse College, brimming with opportunities for all, including thirty-six majors, thirty minors, seven certificates, and four graduate degrees. Our expert faculty and staff are dedicated to equipping students with the knowledge, experience, and credentials for fulfilling lives and successful careers. We pride ourselves on learning and growing together in ways that shape not only your future but also that of our state, region, nation, and the world!

The College of Arts and Sciences enjoys a broad reputation within the region for its talented faculty, innovative programs, and workforce development. More importantly, however, if we are fortunate enough to have you join us in your educational journey, you will come to know our College as one which strives to know, challenge and inspire each of the students under our care.

As you peruse these web pages, I hope you will sense that the College of Arts and Sciences at Athens State, though broad in its range of disciplines, is narrow in its resolute focus on student success. If you have any questions about our degree programs or certificates or would like to arrange a tour of our historic campus, feel free to reach out to any of my colleagues or to me, personally. We would be happy to assist you in learning more about Athens State University and helping you connect to our amazing community of artists and scholars within the College of Arts and Sciences.


Dr. C. David Ragsdale Photo

Dr. C. David Ragsdale

Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences