About Us

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is the largest college at William Paterson University, and home to 11 departments, 21 majors, 5 undergraduate certificate programs, and 8 graduate programs, including 5-year undergraduate-to-graduate degrees. These programs support a diverse population of more than 3000 students. The College provides insight into the past, critically examines contemporary issues, and explores answers for the future under the guidance of an award-winning faculty.

Among the signature experiences offered by the college, artists will be able to work with cutting edge tools for digital sculpture, as well as state of the art labs in animation and gaming. The broadcasting studio is a perennial award winner of national prominence with opportunities for student involvement at every level. Students may wish to pursue Social Justice activities and earn certificates in Cultural Competency and in Gender and Sexuality.  The Living Jazz Archive is a mini-museum that contains the collections of seminal musicians such as Clark Terry, Art Farmer, and Thad Jones. The annual Context’s Conference is a multidisciplinary event that brings world class scholars to William Paterson to engage with students in the discussion of current issues. The college also boasts a number of programs to help students become career ready upon graduation. These include excellent opportunities for internships, the ASPIRE workshops that connect successful alumni to current students, and a host of small, targeted events for students. 

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at William Paterson University is a place where students can pursue their passion and become a part of a vibrant community.