The College of Humanities and Social Sciences believes the primary purpose of education is to enable one to impart knowledge, to give more to life. Programs in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences help to develop students' thought processes and intellectual capabilities.
Liberal arts students are inquisitive and insightful, and share a rich cultural understanding of the world in which they live. Students in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences may choose majors, second majors, or academic concentrations within the fields of Communication, English, History, Economics, Political Science, Sociology and Psychology. Graduates of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences emerge from Kean University as the well-rounded, intellectually strong job candidates needed in today's job market.
The majors available in the College promote three elements essential for success in the job market: creativity, critical thinking and communication. In a world where people change careers an average of five times or more, the adaptability furnished by a liberal arts education is invaluable.