College of Health, Arts and Sciences
Larry Powers, Dean of HAS
Welcome to the College of Health, Arts and Sciences (HAS)
The "H" provides programs and courses in the health sciences, such as dental hygiene, medical imaging technology, clinical laboratory sciences, paramedic education, respiratory care, and polysomnography.
The "A" represents the humanities, social sciences, communication, and mathematics.
The "S" represents biology and the preprofessional programs leading to graduate work in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and other graduate level health professions. These excellent programs are guided and nurtured by about 80 full-time as well as a number of well-qualified part-time and adjunct faculty members who serve Oregon Tech students within HAS majors and through service courses for all students.
Most programs are located on the Klamath Falls campus, but we offer the Clinical Laboratory Science and Paramedic Education programs in the Portland area. Dental Hygiene has additional campuses in La Grande and at Chemeketa Community College campus in Salem. The Department of Natural Sciences offers a degree in Biology, courses in chemistry and physics, and preprofessional curricula. Along with the College of Engineering, Technology and Management, our Environmental Sciences program offers opportunities to study renewable energy, sustainability, and riparian (wetland) assessment.
The Department of Communication offers a baccalaureate degree and provides advanced training in technical communication, organizational communication, speech, and media presentation technology. The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences provides opportunities for students to study literary texts and the humanities from many cultures and time periods. An Applied Psychology degree program specializes in social remediation and behavioral modification with the opportunity for clinical externships.
The Department of Medical Imaging features state-of-the-art laboratories for training in vascular technology, diagnostic sonography, nuclear medicine, echocardiology, and over sixty years of experience in radiologic science technology. The Department of Mathematics offers a baccalaureate degree and advanced coursework for all majors requiring advanced quantitative skills.
Please visit the individual departments for descriptions of courses, to meet the faculty, and to obtain information about what the College of Health, Arts and Sciences can offer. Better yet, come to campus and let us show you a student-centered learning environment and have an opportunity to talk personally with our faculty members.