The College of Humanities & Social Sciences is home to a variety of undergraduate degree programs, including English, criminal justice, and psychology. The College also offers several graduate degrees, including the MSW, which is housed in our School of Social Work. Many of the College's courses are part of the university's Core Curriculum and are designed to build critical thinking, speaking, and writing skills. Our faculty members are creative and research-oriented, focused on encouraging students to become lifelong learners and leaders in a diverse and ever-changing world.
Academic Departments and Programs
Explore our undergraduate and graduate programs offered through our academic departments:
The mission of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences is to promote and support excellence in teaching, scholarship, and creative expression grounded in the liberal arts. Dedicated faculty provide inspiring, rigorous learning environments and the means for students to think and solve problems innovatively, critically, and collaboratively; to write and speak effectively; to collect, analyze, and correctly apply qualitative and quantitative data in order to address problems; and to engage with the complexity of the human condition through encounters with diverse critical, creative, artistic, historical, cultural, and global perspectives.
- Council on Social Work Education
- National Association of Schools of Music
- National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
A Message from the Dean
Welcome to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Bridgewater State University, where we study what it is to be human, to be creative, and to function in groups and as individuals.
The humanities disciplines encompass everything from music to philosophy to languages, while the social sciences include political science, economics, anthropology, and much more. The research and creative activity undertaken by the College's faculty ranges from cognitive neuropsychology to metal sculpture to literary criticism, among many other specialties.
Our faculty members work closely with our students and care deeply about their success. The College prides itself on the extensive amount of undergraduate research its students undertake in conjunction with faculty mentors.
The College is the home of sixteen academic departments, even more academic majors, and most of the Core Curriculum, which makes up the liberal arts heart of a Bridgewater State University education. Here you will find dedicated teaching, innovative research, and close connections between faculty and students. Begin your exploration here.