Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG] See drop-down menu above to access other catalogs.
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dr. Arnaa Alcon
Dr. Michael McClintock
Interim Associate Dean
Location: Maxwell Library, Rooms 100-101
Art and Art History
Global Languages and Literatures
School of Social Work
See the Academic Programs section of this catalog for information regarding academic programs and requirements.
Welcome to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Bridgewater State University, where we study what it is to be human, to be creative, to function in groups and as individuals. Everything from music to philosophy to languages counts as humanities, while the social sciences include political science, economics, anthropology and much more. Courses in arts, humanities and social science disciplines are based in the college, and the research and creative activity undertaken by the college’s faculty ranges from cognitive neuropsychology to metal sculpture to literary criticism, among many other specialties.
In addition to courses that are tailored to meet the needs of particular majors, the college offers courses in the university’s Core Curriculum – building skills in critical thinking, speaking, and writing as well as in understanding the roots of what makes us human. Faculty members aim to prepare students to be lifelong learners and leaders, working in a diverse and ever-changing world. The college prides itself on the extensive amount of undergraduate research its students undertake in conjunction with faculty mentors who work closely with, and care deeply about the success of their students.
Undergraduate Degree Programs
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree.
The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs allow students to select from a number of areas and provide preparation for high school teaching (if Secondary Education is elected as a second major), graduate school, and fields of endeavor related to the major area of study. Students are advised to consult with their department chairperson or major advisor early in their academic career, but not later than the end of the sophomore year, in order to select a major and to be certain that course selection will allow graduation with the desired degree.
Graduate Degree Programs
Graduate programs leading to the Master of Arts (MA), Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Social Work (MSW) and Master of Science (MS) degrees are offered.