College of Humanities & Social Sciences

College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Drury University's College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) provides a wide range of academic programs focusing on the nature of the human. In the fine and performing arts (music, theater, and art) students cultivate artistic capacity and understanding; in the social sciences (psychology, sociology, criminology, and political science) students investigate the richness of people’s individual, social, and political lives, and in the humanities (history, philosophy, religion, literature, SpanishFrench, and communication) students engage with a vibrant and complex human world of powerful ideas, diverse cultures, and events.

On the campus, CHSS is housed in five buildings - Burnham Hall, Pearsons Hall, Clara Thompson Hall, Pool Art Center, and Shewmaker Hall. Our six departments (Behavioral SciencesCommunicationFine and Performing Arts; History, Philosophy, and ReligionLanguages and LiteraturePolitical Science) offer a collective 26 degree options, and are home to nearly 400 declared majors and 61 faculty. In addition to a declared area of study, students in CHSS are expected to develop sharp critical thinking capacity, develop the courage to take intellectual risks, and cultivate open-mindedness and creativity. 

 

 

Contact: Dr. Christopher Panza Dean of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences Professor of Philosophy BUR 213 Office: (417) 873-6837 cpanza@drury.edu