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Revision as of 14:40, 17 November 2010

This page contains a list of the academic departments and schools and their dates of founding. After the College was purchased by the state on 5 March 1906, the next issue of the catalog was designated volume 1; catalogs from before this date are listed by their year.

Name Date of founding Catalog volume # Notes Date disbanded
Africana Studies 1997-1998 91 Founded as the Black Studies Program. There was a Black Studies Program mentioned as a concentration in the Interdisciplinary Studies Department in the catalogs from 1974-1975 until 1983-1984.
American Studies 1983-1984; 1990-1991 77; 84 Founded as a part of Interdisciplinary Studies in 1983-1984. Moved out of Interdisciplinary Studies in 1990-1991.
Anthropology 1967-1968 (1952-1953) 62 (47) Anthropology was part of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology from 1952 until 1967, when it became its own department.
Applied Science 1993-1994 87
Art & Art History 1905-1906 1905-1906 The Department of Art and Art History was founded as the Department of Drawing and Manual Arts, whose courses included drawing, painting, and one course on art appreciation and history. In 1917 the department's name was changed to the Department of Fine Arts.
Biology 1905-1906; 1916-1917 1905-1906; 11 The Department of Biology is listed in the 1905-1906 Catalog as containing Zoology and Botany. In the 1906-1907 catalog, there are departments of both Zoology and Botany, but no Department of Biology. The Department of Biology returns in 1916-1917.
Chemistry 1905-1906 1905-1906
Classical Studies 1905-1906; 1920-1921 1905-1906; 15 In the 1905-1906 school year there were separate departments of Latin and Greek; these were merged into a Department of Ancient Languages in 1920-1921.
Computer Science 1984-1985 (1970-1971;1977-1978) 78 (65;71) In 1970, the Department of Mathematics started a heading called "Computer Science" in the catalog. In 1977, the Department of Mathematics was renamed the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. In 1984, the Department of Computer Science was founded.
Economics 1905-1906 (1888-1889) 0 (1888-1889) Founded as the Department of Economics and Political Science in 1905-1906. There was a Department of Moral Science, Political Economy, and Civil Government, when the College was reopened in 1888.
English 1905-1906 (1888-1889) 1905-1906 (1888-1889) There was a Department of English and History founded in 1888-1889 when the College reopened.
Environmental Science and Policy 1974-1975; 1995-1996 68; 89 The Environmental Studies Program was founded as part of the Interdisciplinary Studies Department in 1974. It was moved out of the Interdisciplinary Studies Department in 1995-1996.
Film Studies 1998-1999 92
Geology 1962-1963 57
Global Studies 2006-2007 99
Government 1922-1923; 1943-1944 (1888-1889) 19; 38 There was also a Department of Moral Science, Political Economy, and Civil Government, when the College was reopened in 1888. The Marshall-Wythe School of Government and Citizenship was founded in 1922, which included the School of Government and the School of Law. The Government Department was founded 1943-1944.
History 1905-1906 (1888-1889) 1905-1906 (1888-1889) The Department of History was founded in 1905-1906. There was also a Department of History and English when the College reopened in 1888.
Home Economics 1918-1919 13 1972 or 1973
International Relations 1983-1984 77 Founded as the Department of International Studies.
Kinesiology & Health Sciences 1920-1921 15 Founded as the Department of Physical Training and also known as the Department of Physical Education and the Department of Kinesiology. In 1944, the Department of Physical Education is split into the Department of Physical Education for Men and the Department of Physical Education for Women. These departments were combined in 1975.