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.


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.