Provocative, high-level work by faculty and students enriches cultural life on campus and beyond.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Bridgewater State University is the home of the faculty, courses, and students in the departments listed below. Courses in arts, humanities, and social science disciplines are based in the College, and 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.
In addition to courses that are tailored to meet the needs of particular majors, the College offers courses in the university's Core Curriculum--building skills in critical thinking, speaking and writing as well as in understanding the roots of what makes us human. Faculty members aim to prepare students to be lifelong learners and leaders, working in a diverse and ever-changing world. The College prides itself on the extensive amount of undergraduate research its students undertake in conjunction with faculty mentors who work closely with, and care deeply about the success of their students.
To find out more about the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, explore the websites of the Colleges departments, listed below. If you have questions, contact the College's offices at 508-531-2169 or by email.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.
The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs allow students to select from a number of areas and provide preparation for high school teaching (if secondary education is elected as a minor, graduate school, and fields of endeavor related to the major area of study. Students are advised to consult with their department chairperson or major adviser early in their academic career, but not later than the end of the sophomore year, in order to select a major and to be certain that course selection will allow graduation with the desired degree.
Graduate programs leading to the Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Public Administration, Master of Social Work and Master of Science degrees are offered.
Additional information regarding graduate programs, including application procedures and academic requirements, may be found at the College of Graduate Studies web site and within the university catalog.
Last Modified: June 28, 2012