College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences houses diverse, dynamic faculty and programs designed to prepare you for fulfilling careers that excite you today while fostering the skills to adapt to a future not yet within your sights.
Our college represents the heart of Shepherd University’s liberal arts experience with three departments and one school spanning the visual and performing arts, humanities, and social sciences: the Department of Contemporary Art, Communications, and Theater, the Department of English, History, and Modern Languages, the Department of Social and Applied Behavioral Sciences, and the School of Music. Within these units, we offer fourteen major programs grounded in Shepherd University’s liberal arts core curriculum.
What is a liberal arts education and why does it matter?
A liberal arts education simply means that you will be exploring a wide spectrum of fields, ranging from art and literature to chemistry and mathematics. At Shepherd, you will receive a well-rounded education that will support your future aspirations—no matter what you decide to do.
The transferable skills you will learn through a liberal arts education—such as critical problem-solving, innovation, and analytical thinking—face no risk of expiring, meaning that your education will serve you throughout the 21st century.