Engage Our Community as Global Leaders
At Webster University, we’re united in our belief in free and rigorous intellectual inquiry that comes alive in our classrooms, both in-person and virtual, thanks to our distinguished faculty members and diverse student body. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences provides an educational environment that is broad-minded, radically inclusive, utterly respectful, and grounded in critical and humane thought. Our students learn not what to think — but how to think.Get Started Today
“The programs housed in the new College of Humanities and Social Sciences are fundamental to Webster’s mission to ensure high-quality learning experiences that transform students for individual excellence and global citizenship.”
Chancellor, Webster UniversityLearn More About the College of Humanities and Social Science's Mission, Accolades and Points of Distinction.
16th in the Midwest
Webster University continues to be highly ranked on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges report, now listed as 16th in Midwest Regional Universities and included in four best-of categories. This year, the University's score rose to its highest level since the ranking system was established.
Department of English
Cut across eras with our English and Creative Writing majors and minors of the written word.
Department of Global Languages, Cultures and Societies
Develop the necessary skills to thoughtfully engage with the complex social problems in our community and beyond.
Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies
Help establish and advance international human rights ideas and advocate for them.
Department of Law, Crime and Social Justice
Receive expert instruction from practicing attorneys and judges in your areas of interest.
A global focus, small class sizes, financial assistance, the Webster community, and a great Study Abroad program are among the reasons International Relations student Igho Ekakitie chose to transfer to Webster University.
Citizenship and Stewardship
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is home to three distinct programs that help promote critical thinking and cultural awareness. The mission of the Center for Ethics is to stimulate dialogue, encourage awareness and promote critical thinking about ethical issues. At the Centre Francophone, learn how to organize cultural events and promote existing French and francophone programming. Develop and apply your English skills at Webster - which has international reach - with the English as a Second Language program.
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