College of Humanities
Welcome to Humanities
As education becomes ever more focused on professional degrees and vocational training, employers increasingly report that what they seek is not necessarily more specialized degrees but rather people who can think, who can synthesize, who can analyze, and who can apply a broad base of thought to a wide variety of areas.
The College of Humanities teaches students to read, write and think. Our graduates are prepared for a 21st-century workforce that advances those who have the power not just to achieve and innovate but to communicate their ideas to an audience beyond their applied field.
Elizabeth Say, dean of California State University, Northridge’s College of Humanities, has been elected president of the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences.
Say, who is currently president-elect of the organization, will take her place as head of the council in November. The Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences is a national association of deans of colleges of arts and sciences whose purpose is to sustain the arts and sciences as a leading influence in American higher education Read more
Established in 1998, the Don Dorsey Mentoring Awards annually recognizes faculty and staff who have made exceptional contributions to mentoring of past and present students. Professor Mary Pardo, Chair of Chicana/o Studies, is being honored for outstanding Read more
Claire White always has been fascinated by the mind and what motivates individuals, so it's no surprise she majored in psychology. However, her interest expanded as an undergraduate into multiple disciplines — neuroscience, anthropology and religion, and resulted in her earning a Ph.D. in the cognitive science of religion from Queen's University in Ireland. Read more