The Rosa Deal School of Arts is the heart of the educational experience at Christian Brothers University. Through courses taken in the Rosa Deal School of Arts, you develop broad general knowledge in the arts, humanities, and social sciences regardless of your major. You develop skills in different forms of inquiry, abstract logical thinking, and critical analysis. Studies in the School of Arts provide you with an array of opportunities to enhance your abilities to think, read, write, and speak while cultivating historical, ethical, religious, literary, and social scientific consciousness.

When you study within the Rosa Deal School of Arts, you join a particularly intellectual community of learners and take part in its special way of exploring the world and the self, thereby preparing for a wide variety of educational and professional choices. All School of Arts majors take a variety of courses from across departmental disciplines selected for the purpose of providing you with a broad, deep, and rich educational experience. 


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Behavioral Sciences
Behavioral Sciences provide courses which introduce the science, breadth, and personal application of psychology, sociology, anthropology, and criminal justice to students from all academic areas.
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Educators prepared at CBU are teachers who lead and serve. CBU offers programs that meet the needs of educators and help teachers and leaders make a difference.
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History and Political Science
The study of history and political science helps you to better understand the world in which you live and the people who inhabit it. History provides you with an explanation of how we got where we are now so you can help direct where we’re going.
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Literature and Languages
The field of English is expansive, ranging from the study of major literary works to contemporary digital texts and to the processes and practices of writing. We study language to better understand what it is to be human and connect with others.
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Religion and Philosophy
The academic study of religion and philosophy helps us understand the importance of compassion in engaging an increasingly diverse and complex world in a responsible and meaningful way as we come to appreciate the worldviews of others and ourselves.
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Visual and Performing Arts
The Visual and Performing Arts ask us to become imaginative problem solvers who can communicate our most important thoughts, feelings, and experiences across cultural, social, and even historic divides to create a lasting sense of human community.