The Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dean: David Hamilton Golland, Ph.D.

Associate Dean: Richard F. Veit, Ph.D.

The Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences offers thirteen master’s degree programs (Addiction Studies, Anthropology, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Communication, Communication with an Interactive Digital Media Concentration, Communication with a Strategic Public Relations and Social Media Concentration, Criminal Justice, English with a Concentration in Creative Writing, English with a Concentration in Rhetoric, English with a Concentration in Literature, History, and a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Creative Writing, as well as twenty-three undergraduate degree programs. Graduate certificates are offered in creative writing, archaeology, geographic information systems (G.I.S.), professional counseling, and two specific areas of communication. All programs of study are directed toward preparing students for working and living in a global environment.

Study in the humanities and social sciences and related professional fields provide valuable perspectives and skills necessary for both the job market and community life. Among our academic goals are proficiency in all forms of communication, such as scientific literacy; an appreciation for the diversity of people and ideas and the ability to collaborate with others; stimulation of aesthetic sensitivity and creative expression; and the ability to think and react critically.