About the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in the social sciences and the humanities, offering excellence in both teaching and research. These degree programs examine culture, thought, prehistory and history, human interactions and the social and natural forces that constantly transform our society.

A Humanities and Social Sciences education can provide incomparable advantages. Students gain the critical-thinking, analytical and communications skills needed to succeed and adapt in a changing world. The possession of such skills can lead to exciting, productive careers.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is a place where undergraduate students can study what fascinates them and pursue a program that suits their aspirations for learning and careers. At the graduate level, students find unique programs and the freedom to develop their knowledge and expertise. Our faculty conduct research in a wide variety of areas, making discoveries that foster our understanding of the past, present and future. Our alumni work in a wide variety of fields not only in Newfoundland and Labrador but also through Canada and the rest of the world.

Members of our faculty are also actively engaged in the community, whether helping to understand complex problems, working with groups to preserve culture, hosting public lectures and readings, or helping raise awareness of significant issues relevant to the well-being of people and communities. 

Ours is a diverse and vibrant community of students, faculty, staff and alumni who are all committed to contributing to the world around them.