College Spotlight: Arts & Humanities

By Becs Smith, Class of 2021Becs Smith

Welcome to the College of Arts and Humanities (CAH)! Our college focuses on inclusivity, forward thinking, and creativity. Specifically, we have 22 undergraduate programs, 12 graduate programs, and 38 undergraduate minors within our eight departments.

“We train students to figure things out and to lead, and that’s what we’re seeing during this very difficult time, that the students who have these skills are actually doing quite well,” says Dr. Jen Bacon, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities. “Our students are solving the challenges they face each day, and they are creating new ways to share information and new kinds of stories to tell.”

Here is an overview of the eight CAH departments: 










All of the CAH departments are incredible, and you don’t have to pick just one. Pick a class! Pick a minor! Pick a major! The College of Arts and Humanities will welcome you with open arms. We offer art galleries, performed readings, talks with distinguished authors, and more. Our mission in the College of Arts and Humanities is to help understand the human story, no matter whose story it is.


Becs Smith is finishing their degree in Theatre with a concentration in Design, Tech, and Management and a minor in Women's Studies. Smith has been a part of the College of Arts and Humanities Ambassador program for the past three years and has worked closely with the dean and other faculty. They are devoted to making the College of Arts and Humanities a welcoming place virtually and in person. 

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