College of Humanities & Social Sciences at AB

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is the backbone of Alderson Broaddus University as every student receives instruction from its faculty in the liberal arts. Nearly 70% of the faculty hold terminal degrees and many have real-world experience in their fields of instruction. Its majors and minors prepare students for real-world experience, as nearly every program requires a practicum, internship, or both. Students also have the opportunity to gather additional professional experience by being part of the staff of Battler Columns, the student-run newspaper. In addition to Battler Columns, any student has the opportunity to submit materials to Influx – an annual publication of AB writers, artists, and photographers. Humanities faculty supervise this publication. The programs in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences prepare students for related employment and graduate school. Many faculty serve as mentors to their students as advisers to campus organizations. In addition, students have the opportunity to study abroad with the Semester in Europe program. This unique international classroom has been offered by AB since 1965.

Why Humanities & Social Sciences at AB?

  • Nearly 90% of our programs have real-world practicum and/or internship experiences.
  • Students have the opportunity to study abroad with the Semester in Europe program.
  • Criminal justice is a dynamic field with numerous job opportunities in areas like law enforcement, corrections, homeland security, and juvenile justice.
  • Psychology is designed for students to move into graduate school or into a chosen career upon graduation.
  • The Political Science program is structured to prepare students for jobs in both government and private industry.
  • Our Mass Communication majors receive an in-depth look at many facets of communication, from audio and video production to social media.
  • Public Relations students gain experience in communication, writing, business, and journalism to prepare them for this exciting field.
  • Journalism students learn to write, edit, and report news articles for broadcast and publication and explore various legal issues.
  • The Legal Studies major is designed for students who wish to attend law school or to pursue other careers in the legal field such as court clerks, paralegals, mediators, etc.
  • Students leave AB with a holistic worldview and are prepared for real-world employment and graduate school.

Minors

  • Communications
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Digital Arts
  • History
  • International Studies (off and on campus)
  • Journalism
  • Legal Studies
  • Literature
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations
  • Religion & Philosophy
  • Sociology