About the College

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is dedicated to the primacy of the liberal arts in higher education and to the advancement of knowledge. Its programs provide insight into the past, critically examine contemporary issues, and explore answers for the future, while promoting the value of diversity.

With an on-going commitment to quality and innovative pedagogical practice, the College incorporates experiential learning, interdisciplinary opportunities, and international perspectives. The College also plays a key role in ensuring that William Paterson University students gain foundational knowledge and a deeper appreciation of diversity and justice, community and civic engagement, and global awareness through its course offerings.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences strives to prepare students with the research, communication, and analytical skills integral to building careers, pursuing advanced academic studies, and cultivating responsible citizenship in an increasingly global and complex world.