School of Humanities & Social Sciences

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Drury University’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences provides a wide range of academic programs focusing on the nature of the human.  The college collectively offers 26 degree options, and we are home to nearly 400 declared majors and 61 faculty.


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Contact Us:

Dr. Jennifer Silva Brown

Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Professor of Psychology
Pearsons Hall 110
Office: (417) 873-7213

Our Programs

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Message From Dean Brown

Welcome to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. I am excited that you’re here! 

At Drury University, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) is the cornerstone of our liberal arts curriculum and enriches every student and discipline on campus. Our undergraduate programs provide students with a solid liberal arts foundation, extensive study within their discipline, opportunities for global travel, as well as engaging and transformative learning environments. As an SHSS undergraduate, you’ll go beyond the traditional college experience, by having the freedom to mix and match majors with our interdisciplinary minors to best suit your interests and career path. Our dedicated faculty are there to mentor you along the way, as personalized education and advising is at the heart of what we do.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is the most academically diverse at Drury and focuses on what it means to be human. Our faculty will challenge you to explore and understand the human experience through a diverse series of lenses – behavioral, cultural, historical, philosophical, political, social. SHSS students leave Drury as culturally competent critical thinkers, collaborative researchers, and life-long learners. Upon graduation, our scholars are poised to be the next ethical, socially responsible, and globally-minded leaders of the 21st century…no matter what their chosen career path. It’s the #drurydifference!

At this point, I invite you to explore the full list of academic programs, as I am confident that you will find a discipline that excites and challenges you. If you already have an idea of your intended program, I encourage you to contact the department chair or schedule a campus visit!

I hope to see you #drurybound very soon!