College of Humanities
and Social Sciences

Welcome to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Our disciplines are the fundamental building blocks at the center of all education. By studying history, political science, language, communication, culture and other human influences, students are better able to understand the world around them and their place in it, no matter what career path they may take.

Faculty in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences have been recognized for their teaching excellence and scholarly achievements at local, regional, state, national and international levels. Courses in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences exceed the national norms in teacher effectiveness and course excellence. The colleges  ‘Ethics, Western Civilization and American Traditions’ (EWCAT) classes offer an innovative approach to core classes in the undergraduate curriculum designed to enhance critical thinking and research skills.

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  • Faculty Spotlight
    Zach Doleshal
    Zach Doleshal, Ph.D.

    On April 16, over 20 student volunteers came together with faculty and Huntsville community members to read more than 5,000 names of Holocaust victims at Sam Houston State University’s first memorialization of the Yom Ha’Soah Holocaust Day of Remembrance. Dr. Zachary Doleshal, Lecturer in the History Department and event organizer, has had a personal interest in the Holocaust since he rented a room from a Holocaust survivor in Prague, Czech Republic…

  • Student Spotlight
    A. Traub
    Ariel Traub

    Political science major and general business minor Ariel Traub recently won the 2015 College of Humanities and Social Sciences Excellence in Service Sammy Award. The senior, who grew up in the small town of Groveton, Texas, will graduate in May 2016.

  • Alumni Spotlight
    Howard Ward
    Howard Ward

    In December 2014, Howard Ward graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in History with a Pre-medical minor. Since his degree conferral, Ward has been granted admission to Baylor College of Medicine. Additionally, Ward has recently been named a recipient of the Army Health Professionals Scholarship Program.