The College of Humanities and Social Sciences provides the educational foundation of the university experience. CHSS values the diversity of humanity and the idea that education is essential for an empowered, free, and engaged citizenry capable of individual creativity and social responsibility. Students develop and apply knowledge through multiple disciplinary perspectives: historical and theoretical inquiry, critical analysis, quantitative and qualitative research, and creative cultural production. CHSS students gain crucial communication, critical thinking, and analytical skills necessary for professional success in complex global communities of the 21st century.
As the intellectual and creative center of the university, CHSS provides exceptional core education, vital academic programs and social justice initiatives that prepare our students for careers and contributions to broader communities.