College of Humanities & Sciences
Human Interactions, Social Relationships, Global Institutions
The College of Humanities & Sciences focuses on human social interactions and relationships, from the individual to regional, national and international institutions. This is where philosopher meets the political scientist, the sociologist meets the community activist, the historian meets the mathematician, the writer meets the physicist—in a place where transdisciplinary collaboration defines our teaching and our research. The faculty of the College of Humanities and Sciences teach both in its major programs and in the Hallmarks Program for General Education, supporting the education of professionals with awareness of all the national and global issues that impact their professional and personal lives.
To thrive in a world that prizes information and those that can use it well, students gain strong communication and presentation skills, and learn to develop, analyze and apply information to address key policy issues at the national and global scale. Hands-on experiential learning brings students directly into contact with professional practices and organizations in ways that allow them to draw upon and contribute to their University, municipal and national communities. A commitment to making change in the world by combining evidence-based analysis with passionate community engagement is central to the vision and mission of the College.
Hallmarks Program Earns $250,000 Teagle Grant
The Hallmarks Program for General Education will use the two-year grant period, starting summer 2022, to elevate humanities content in the university’s general education offerings, adding a “transformative texts” focus to select courses in the Hallmarks Core curriculum and developing profession-themed pathways through the liberal arts requirements.
Psychology Combined Degree Programs
The combined BS in Psychology/Doctorate in Occupational Therapy and the BS Psychology/MS in Community and Trauma Counseling degrees are designed for students who know they want to pursue professional careers as occupational therapists or counselors.
Hallmarks Program for General Education
General education at Jefferson focuses on eight key qualities that are essential for your personal and professional success. The Hallmarks Program identifies and develops these qualities as you advance through your major.
Arlen Specter Center
The Arlen Specter Center at Jefferson facilitates and promotes public service and civic education in a cross-disciplinary, nonpartisan setting. The Center is also home to Senator Specter's historic archive of papers, photographs and political documents for the benefit of researchers, scholars and the public.