College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The humanities and the social sciences are cornerstones of a liberal arts education, and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers a broad range of disciplines that give students a fuller understanding of the past, present and future roles of both the individual and society in shaping human experience.
Scholars in the humanities study many aspects of human existence and consider how systems of thought and knowledge have developed over time and how they continue to influence our decisions today. Humanistic inquiry asks how events in the past affect the present and how understanding the past can help us shape the future.
The social sciences view the world around us as a laboratory for observation, experimentation and the advancement of new ideas and practices. Social scientists strive to understand the human capacity for adapting to changing environments and circumstances.
College Decision Day
Graduating senior Langston Mayo (Philosophy and Communication Studies) discusses why he chose UNC for this year's Colorado Dept. of Higher Education Decision Day.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
HSS majors are more likely to be civically engaged and tackle today's biggest social and technological challenges.
Prepare for success
Liberal arts students can communicate effectively, think critically, solve complex problems, and thrive in diverse settings, leading to long-term professional success and higher earning potential.
Live a fulfilling life
Liberal arts majors consistently report high satisfaction in their work and personal lives, and are prepared for a life of learning and growth.