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Arts & Sciences

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Alonzo Peterson, Ph.D. Dean School of Arts and Sciences Langston University
Dr. Alonzo Peterson
Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences

Message from the Dean

Welcome to Langston University’s School of Arts and Sciences. The departments and programs offer a rich array of courses that challenge students and encourage growth. The School of Arts and Sciences seeks to advance scholarly and creative activities through excellence in teaching, research, public service and artistic production. The school offers degrees in various fields such as, Biology, Communication, English, Mathematics, Music and Technology. The School of Arts and Sciences has numerous partnerships within the community and government that students may complete internships with and gain experience. Langston University was recently selected for a $4.9 million grant from NASA to establish the Langston University NASA Advanced Research in Biology Center (LUNAR-BC). We are working with NASA to encourage undergraduate students to earn STEM and research-related degrees. The School of Arts and Sciences encourages you to join this historic university and looks forward to assisting you in reaching your goals.

Dr. Alonzo F. Peterson

Program Process

To further enhance its position and increase visibility among regional tier one universities, the School of Arts and Sciences will invest in selected academic programs that will advance the School at the state and national levels in the areas of biology and chemistry. The School of arts and Sciences provides the intellectual underpinning for all disciplines. The School of Arts and Sciences recognizes the need and benefit of extending learning beyond America's borders. Each year the School provides its students and faculty with international opportunities to include study abroad, research, work abroad, volunteerism and internships in the Republic of South Africa, West Africa and The Gambia. As we prepare students to become leaders at the local, national and international levels, we will help them to meet the challenges created by the global community in which knowledge of other nations and their customs and traditions will be no longer just desirable but imperative.


The vision of the School of Arts and Sciences is to become the premier School recognized for academic excellence in teaching, public service, and scholarly activities and to be valued as a vital resource by the State of Oklahoma and the nation.


The School of Arts and Sciences provides the intellectual focus around which the academic life of the University revolves. The aim of the School is to:

  • Expand students' critical thinking skills
  • Improve their reading, written, and oral communication skills
  • Enhance their understanding of the relationship between past and present
  • Develop their comprehension of scientific and mathematical concepts
  • Identify and preserve human value
  • Develop an appreciation for diverse cultures.