A Message from the Dean
Welcome to the cyber home of The Citadel’s School of Humanities & Social Sciences. We are the largest of The Citadel’s five academic schools—accounting for about forty percent of all the faculty members, undergraduate and graduate majors, and credit hours produced at the college.
Our School consists of the Departments of English, Fine Arts & Communication, History, Intelligence & Security Studies, Modern Languages, Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Psychology. We offer undergraduate majors in each of those disciplines and course work in a variety of others, including Anthropology, Art, Geography, Music, Philosophy, and Sociology. In addition, we offer master’s degrees in English, History, Psychology, and Social Science along with graduate certificates in Homeland Security and Leadership.
As such, the SHSS constitutes the foundation of a liberal arts education at The Citadel. We teach students the fundamental principles of major fields of knowledge. We develop their appreciation of the diversity of the human experience. We cultivate their ability to conduct research, to think critically, to draw logical conclusions, and to express their thoughts effectively. We encourage them to welcome--and to learn from--conversations with people who use the same process to arrive at conclusions different from their own. And we emphasize the need constantly to expand the boundaries of knowledge by promoting the research and publication of our faculty. Through this process, we seek to prepare and motivate students to be informed, principled, and successful leaders in all walks of life.
Much more information about the School of Humanities & Social Sciences is provided on the other pages of this website. From reading through it, I think you’ll conclude that our professors and their students are an exceptionally talented and creative group of people who, collectively, constitute the single greatest reason why The Citadel was recently designated by U.S. News and World Report as the
“Number One public college in the South.”