Humanities and Social Sciences
The School of Humanities and Social Sciences offers majors that provide you with an education that can lead to a fulfilling career and a rich civic and personal life. Our degrees combine specific knowledge in your chosen major with a liberal arts education that combines communication abilities, critical thinking skills, and an understanding of the world in order to allow you to adapt to today's demands and challenges.
The school’s four departments offer fourteen undergraduate degrees that prepare students for a wide range of careers as well as graduate programs. Whether you want to study psychology, criminal justice, or history, or learn web design or graphic design, we have a program for you. Our award-winning faculty have created cutting edge degree programs designed to fit the current and future needs of today’s students.
The school's four departments offer fourteen undergraduate degrees that prepare students for a wide range of careers as well as for graduate school and professional programs. Whether you want to study psychology, communication, sociology, fine arts, criminal justice, English, history, website design, or graphic design, we have a program for you. Our award-winning faculty have created cutting-edge programs designed to fit the current and future needs of today's students.
We offer the following degree programs:
- Communication Arts prepares individuals for the communication demands of social and professional life through a broad-based liberal arts program studying the nature, processes, and effects of communication in its many forms. Communication Arts majors develop a variety of communication skills that prepare them for careers in public communication, public relations, journalism, and a variety of other disciplines.
- The B.S. degree in Criminal Justice prepares students for a variety of careers in corrections, law enforcement, and related fields. We also offer a 100% online certificate in Homeland Security and Emergency Management which serves professionals in a variety of settings.
- Our English program offers three different degree options for you to choose from: The Language and Literature concentration helps students develop reading and writing expertise and a solid grounding in literature, critical analysis, and English studies. The Pre-Law concentration helps students develop the research, communication, and critical thinking skills recommended by the American Bar Association for students planning to enter law school. The Writing, Editing, and Media concentration helps students develop expertise in writing, editing, and publishing in a variety of print and digital media.
- The Fine Arts program offers two options. The Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts (BA) degree offers a well-rounded liberal arts education with a focus in fine art media, theory, art history and professional practices. The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree offers the most extensive study in fine arts where students can explore numerous media, theory, art history and professional practices.
- The History/Political Science program offers both B.A. and B.S. degrees with concentrations in History, Political Science, and Law and Society, as well as a minors in History, Political Science, and Pre-Law. These degrees prepare students for careers in government, law, education, NGOs, and many other fields.
- The Humanities degree allows students to pursue a special interest in one or more subjects within the humanities (e.g., fine arts, literature, music, theatre, foreign language and culture) and explore the relationships among various subjects within the humanities.
- The New Media Communication degree program offers courses allowing students to develop expertise in web design, graphic design, video games, animation, digital video, and mobile application design.
- The Psychology program strives to help its’ majors understand the major theoretical approaches to human behavior and cognition; develop abilities to gather, analyze, synthesize, and apply psychology information; develop a healthy skepticism about conclusions presented without supporting data; and communicate more effectively.
- In both the B.S. and B.A. degrees in Sociology, students can select a traditional or applied sociology/human service track along with concentrations in children and families or crime and society. The degree prepares students for work in nonprofit social service agencies, non government organizations (NGOs), government, business as well as graduate programs in sociology and social work.