Division of Arts & Sciences


Dr. Richard V. Damms

Welcome to the Division of Arts & Sciences at Mississippi State University-Meridian, located on the lower level of the College Park Campus at 1000 Highway 19 North in Meridian. We take pride in our student-friendly environment. We offer small class sizes, convenient scheduling, and provide our students with individualized attention. 

The division offers a range of undergraduate programs in the social and behavioral sciences (Bachelor of Social Work, BA Criminology, BA Psychology) and the humanities (BA History, BA Liberal Arts) that develop skills in critical reasoning, writing, reading, and deduction that are sought by employers. As such, programs in Arts & Sciences provide a strong foundation both for direct entry into the workforce or for further graduate studies in a range of disciplines. Those interested in combining several fields of study can customize a bachelor’s degree to suit their personal academic and career goals through either the BA in Liberal Arts or the BS in Interdisciplinary Studies. For those with technical credits in the healthcare or hospitality fields seeking to earn a bachelor’s degree, we encourage you to explore the possibilities available through our Bachelor of Applied Technology degree in Healthcare Services or Event and Hospitality Services.

Please explore our website to learn more about our undergraduate degree programs and our faculty. Feel free to drop in and visit us in person. We will be happy to talk with you about how we can help you achieve your academic and professional goals. If you wish to make a personal appointment, give me a call at 601-484-0140. Find out how we can help you to “take care of what matters.”

Kind regards,
Dr. Richard V. Damms
Division Head, Arts & Sciences

Contact Us

Mississippi State University - Meridian
Division of Arts & Sciences
College Park Campus - Downstairs
1000 Highway 19 North
Meridian, MS 39307

Phone: (601) 484-0140
Fax: (601) 484-0203

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