School of Humanities
& Behavioral Social Sciences
Humanities and Behavioral Social Sciences
The School of Humanities and Behavioral Social Sciences is comprised of the Department of Languages, Department of Art and Music, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Department of History and Political Science, Department of Elected Studies, and the Department of Education. These disciplines are full of professionally accomplished and engaged professors who will provide you with a rigorous education in a nurturing environment. Students will graduate with the skills needed to problem solve and generate solutions for a brighter future. Working with faculty across the university, every department engages students to develop an understanding of global, social, and cultural issues and to inspire each one to become an active participant in this global society.
Dean's Welcome Statement
Welcome to the School of Humanities and Behavioral Social Sciences (SHBSS). We are happy you are reviewing our outstanding academic programs. The School of Humanities and Behavioral Social Sciences is comprised of the following degree programs.
Art (B.A., B.S.)
Criminal Justice (B.A.)
Elected Studies (B.A., B.A. Human Development and Leadership Concentration)
Homeland Security (B.A.)
Music (B.A., B.S. Music Education, B. Music)
Political Science (B.A.)
Social Justice (A.A.)
Special Education (B.A.)
We invite you to explore these academic program offerings as you choose a major that’s perfect for you. We hope to engage you in a learning experience that will prepare you for a successful career with the skills to become a scholar and a leader both nationally and globally.
The faculty in the School of Humanities & Behavioral Sciences, as professors and advisors, look forward to meeting each of you and assisting you to fulfill your career ambition. Together we will engage in activities and learning experiences that will provide you with the critical knowledge and skills needed to propel you toward your academic, professional, and service goals.
This department encompasses the major disciplines of English and Modern Foreign Languages, as well as Women's and Gender Studies.
Arts and Music
This department encompasses the major disciplines of Art and Music. Our faculty offer a wealth of scholarship and experience over a broad spectrum.
The disciplines of Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice and Homeland Security comprise the Department of Behavioral Sciences .
The "Elected Studies" major option is available, in addition to the prescribed major fields, so that students may propose an individually designed major not regularly offered at Fisk.
The program goals are to: •Prepare teachers, supervisors, and supportive staff, to develop and implement an integrated curriculum in the regular classroom; •Serve as a consultant to regular classroom teachers of various disciplines and grade levels; •Provide additional instruction in resource rooms or other settings.
History and Political Science
This Department prides itself on a tradition of outstanding teaching and dedicated service. We are friendly, student-centered, and committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service.
The Business Administration program serves students from a variety of backgrounds. A principle focus of the program is to prepare students for entry-level positions and for advancement in the business including preparation for graduate business programs.
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Fisk has definitely given me a family connection. Fisk was exactly what I was looking for. I am not just a face in a classroom. I have a relationship with my professors. After graduation in 2021, I plan to join the Air Force. I want to serve my country. I also plan to obtain a graduate degree in social work and behavioral psychology. I want to apply for my graduate degree to my career in the Air Force. I believe my career goals in social work and behavioral psychology are integrally linked to my majors of sociology and psychology. I like both majors.