Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS)
East Central University's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences takes a student-centered approach inside and outside of the classroom, providing quality instruction and producing research and creative work that enriches our academic disciplines, our communities, and the lives of our students.
Grounded in tradition, embracing the present, excited about the future!
We teach the traditional liberal arts and social science disciplines of art, communication, English, history, music, political science, sociology and theater along with applied programs in counseling, criminal justice, legal studies, mass communication, services to the deaf, social work, and water resource management. We also offer an interdisciplinary program in Native American studies and a general studies program designed to serve adult learners.

Proud to serve our community and our region
The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences hosts events and programs all year long. To name just a few, these include the Chickasaw Nation’s Arts Academy, Law Day, the Little Dixie Choral Contest, and the Scissortail Creative Writing Festival. We are home to the Brandon Whitten Institute for Addiction and Recovery, and our Water Resource and Policy Management students and faculty monitor creeks and streams for water quality. Check out our website to learn more about these and other activities.

College Brochure 

School of Fine Arts

The School of Fine Arts includes the Department of Art, the Music Program, Communication and Performance Studies, and Mass Communication. If you aspire to be an artist of any genre, the School of Fine Arts may be a fit for you!

Department of English and Languages

Are you interested in teaching English or delving deeper into studying the literary arts and humanities? This may be the right area of study for you!

Department of History and Native American Studies

This department offers degrees in History, teacher certification in History and Native American Studies. This may be the program for you if you enjoy United States, European, World or Native American history and culture.

Department of Professional Programs in Human Services

The Department of Professional Programs in Human Services is the home of academic programs that prepare students to work with people in a variety of human services agencies and organizations. The human service field is one of the most rapidly expanding career fields in America today.

Department of Politics, Law and Society

At the Department of Politics, Law and Society, students are prepared for life as a lawyer, in politics or as a legal assistant through real-life experiences.

Bachelor of General Studies

Take control of your career or educational goals by obtaining a bachelor degree in General Studies. Bachelor of General Studies offers students an alternative route to a college degree by offering a unique mix of web-based and field experience courses combined with courses from other majors.

Connect with us

If you are a student interested in joining us, or a parent wondering whether we’re the right choice for your son or daughter, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us for more information at class@ecok.edu. And check out ECU's CLASS by following us on Facebook!

Once a Tiger, Always a Tiger!

If you are an alumnus or alumna or a community member who loves the liberal arts and social sciences, now is a great time to get more involved. We’d like to hear what you’re doing. Let’s work together to ensure a successful future for our students.

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Contact Us

Mailing Address
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
East Central University, PMB G-6 
1100 E. 14th St. 
Ada, Oklahoma 74820-6999

580-559-5345 (fax)

What Can I Become?

Addiction Counselor
Art Historian
Case Manager
Child Welfare Specialist
City Manager
Correctional Officer
Costume Designer
Elected Official
Foundation Manager
Gallery Director
Grant Writer
Graphic Artist
High School Teacher
Job Coach
Music Producer
Police Chief/Officer
Political Lobbyist
Social Worker
Technical Writer
...and so many more!