Our Mission

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado is dedicated to the highest quality of education for undergraduate and graduate students. Grounded in the liberal arts, the college is integral to the comprehensive mission of the university. The disciplines of the humanities and social sciences engage the methodologies, techniques, and technologies that prepare students to think creatively and critically about past, current and evolving social and global complexities.

This engagement transforms lives: preparing students for personal and professional success, and contributing to the betterment of the larger community. Faculty scholarship adds to the sum of human knowledge and enriches culture. Manifesting itself in the classroom, in professional venues, and in service to the public, it is expressed through a variety of theoretical, creative, and applied endeavors. HSS fosters the pursuit of intellectual and cultural diversity while educating its students within a tradition of academic excellence.

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