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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.

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Candelaria Hall 0215

Phone: 970-351-2707
Fax: 970-351-1571


Office Hours

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

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Develop Strong Skillset

Graduates develop leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, creativity, communication, technical and adaptive skills, and are wellprepared for financial success in the marketplace.

Influential Political Process

In 2018, UNC Student Senate, Bear News and the Political Science and International Affairs Club collaborated with Greeley’s newspaper to host a Colorado gubernatorial debate at UNC.

Become a World Citizen

In 2018, Japanese professor Sumiko Gibson led students on a 10-day trip to Japan, visiting major cities, historical sites and Greeley’s sister city, Moriya.

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Why study humanities and social sciences?


Make A Difference

Liberal arts students 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 students consistently report high satisfaction in their work and personal lives, and are prepared for a life of learning and growth. 

Why UNC?

Graduating senior Langston Mayo, majoring in Philosophy and Communication Studies, discusses why he chose UNC.

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