As the liberal arts heart of the University, the School of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences offers nearly unlimited opportunities for exploration and development in critical reflection, ethical deliberation, aesthetic appreciation, and the essential disciplines of human knowledge. Departments in the humanities and social sciences offer much to spark your interest. So much, in fact, that to benefit fully from the broad array of learning opportunities, our students often end up pursuing more than one major or adding a minor or two in varied disciplines. Couple these interesting programs of study with options for international travel, undergraduate research, and service learning and you have as engaging and fulfilling an academic experience as you’ll find anywhere.
In the School of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences, our focus is on developing the whole person, fostering deep engagement with faculty, andaccentuating the connections among academic disciplines. We emphasize experiential learning and faculty-mentored study in a global, diverse, and inclusive learning environment. We prepare you to be a skilled communicator, collaborator, creative thinker,and a lifelong learner. We strengthen your ability to view the world from a variety of different—and sometimes conflicting—perspectives, and by so doing, we help you create the foundation for a well-lived life. Classes in the School of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences develop the kinds of skills and habits of mind that will not only prepare you for your first job but will alsoprime you for a lifetime of career success.
Along the way, the mentor-scholars who comprise the School’s faculty will help you engage deeply and broadly with the liberal arts, through general education courses, participation in the arts, worship, global study, and different areas of specialized research. These experiences in the liberal arts reinforce essential, or premier, life skills. As influential leaders within their own diverse fields, our faculty members enrich the cultural and intellectual life of the university with their own widely acclaimed research, scholarship, and creative work. Because they believe that your success extends far beyond career aspirations, our faculty serve as active and engaged student advisors, collaborators, and guides for student research, performance, and engagement. At many institutions across the country, students have very little real interaction with their professors. At High Point University, our teacher-scholars are your partners in the learning process, and that makes all the difference in carrying out our promise to provide an extraordinary education, in an inspiring environment, with caring people.
I encourage you to explore the liberal arts at High Point University and to consider the many majors, minors, and pre-professional programs in the School of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences. We welcome your intellectual curiosity and look forward to showing you how the liberal arts equip you with the broad knowledge and transferable skills you will need to flourish in today’s interconnected and changing world. We know you will emerge from your education at High Point transformed, imbued with thoughtfulness, resourcefulness, social responsibility, and ready to pursue the common good.
We intend to do nothing less than to inspire you to achieve greatness. If this sounds appealing to you, I invite you to discover your extraordinary potential in the School of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences. Learn more about the liberal arts at High Point University here.
Ken D. Elston, M.F.A.
Interim Dean of the School of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences