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School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (LASS) was created in January 2010 as the result of a merger between the former Humanities and Social Science divisions. LASS houses a diverse group of departments and programs.

Our departments include Administration of Justice, Art, Communication Studies and Theatre, Early Childhood Development, Economics, English, Foreign Language, Geography, History, Human Services, Music, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.

Degree Programs include the General Studies, Liberal Arts, and Social Sciences Associate's degree programs; Administration of Justice, Communication Design, Early Childhood Development, and Human Services Associate of Applied Science degrees; General Education Certificate; and the Early Childhood Development Career Studies Certificate.

For students considering transfer, the General Studies, Liberal Arts, and Social Science degrees offer the core classes required by most four year institutions. These degrees are flexible enough to allow the graduate to pursue most bachelors' degrees. For those who plan to spend just one year at Virginia Western before transferring, the General Education certificate provides a strong foundation in the core educational competencies and provides students with a competitive advantage when transferring.

For students interested in career development, the Administration of Justice, Communication Design, Early Childhood Development, and Human Services programs offer opportunities in each of these areas.

In addition to our academic programs, LASS sponsors the Community Art Collection, which is open to the public year-round, and the Art Gallery, which houses rotating shows of professional and student work.

There is always something exciting going on in LASS. Come check us out!

Contact Us

School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Location: Humanities H111
Phone: 540-857-7271
Fax: 540-857-6096

Mailing address:
3082 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015