The College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Welcome to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS). Our mission is to develop in students the ability to discover, create, evaluate, apply, and share knowledge. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences accomplishes its mission through academically rigorous and relevant programs of study designed to promote academic excellence, spiritual growth, Christian leadership, and global service within the context of a biblical worldview.
CHSS is a diverse and dynamic college that focuses on a wide range of disciplines related to the study of human society, culture, behavior, faith, and thought. Our programs encompass numerous fields, including but not limited to:
Christian Studies: A study of the Bible as a personal, spiritual, and academic practice to understand its teachings and relevance for today.
Communication: A study of communication theory, digital production, interpersonal communication in various contexts using a variety of media.
Literature: The study of English, Spanish, and French written and oral works, including novels, poetry, drama, and more.
History: Investigation of past events, societies, and cultures to understand the development of human civilization.
Languages: The study of modern and biblical languages, their structures, and their cultural contexts.2. Social Sciences:
Criminal Justice: Study of theories, laws, policies, and practices associated with understanding human behavior, the law, and responses to violations of the law.
Human Services: An interdisciplinary field of studies devoted to meeting human needs through applied knowledge and skills to improve the overall quality of life.
Political Science: Exploration of government, political systems, and the behavior of political actors.
Psychology: The scientific study of behavior, thoughts, and emotions.
Sociology: Examination of human societies, their structures, institutions, and social behaviors.The College of Humanities and Social Sciences serves a crucial role at Shorter University by providing students with a well-rounded education that emphasizes a Christian worldview, critical thinking, communication skills, and a deep understanding of human behavior and society. Students in CHSS programs often engage in research, analysis, and discussions that promote a deeper appreciation of the human experience and help them develop skills relevant to various careers.Faculty members in CHSS teach in their respective fields, contributing to the advancement of knowledge while equipping students with skills to address a variety of societal issues. They are accessible which makes it easier to reach them whenever you have questions. Moreover, CHSS programs can prepare students for a wide range of careers, including teaching, research, public relations, social services, digital and print communication, law, ministry, and more. The value of our programs is demonstrated in the success of our graduates. Many of our graduates findemployment in their respective fields and earn admission to graduate programs at universities in Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, South Carolina, among others.In summary, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences plays a vital role in shaping the intellectual, spiritual, and social development of students, advancing knowledge, and addressing the complex challenges facing societies around the world. It provides a foundation for individuals to understand, navigate, and contribute to the ever-changing dynamics of our interconnected world.We invite you to visit our campus. You can arrange a meeting with our admission counselors, meet with our faculty, or shadow a student for a day. Apply today by clicking on the link. We look forward to meeting you!
Earl Kellett, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences Shorter University