School of Humanities


About the School of Humanities

Howard Payne University’s School of Humanities offers degree options to students who have interests or career objectives involving individual and community relationships. By studying fields such as criminal justice, English, history and government, psychology, social work and Spanish and Hispanic studies, students will gain a better understanding and appreciation of themselves and the world around them.

With HPU’s Christian mission and commitment to excellence deeply ingrained in the curriculum, students will also be prepared for service to God and humanity.

Why Study Humanities at HPU?

We provide our students with a wide range of options for pursuing a career in liberal arts and civic engagement. School of Humanities students are given a choice of 11 different degree offerings while they plan their future careers in humanities.

The School of Humanities offers majors in six different departments. Learn about the majors and degree plans that best fit your interests.

View the 11 degrees offered in the School of Humanities

Teacher Certification

HPU encourages students to pursue a career in academic development and instruction. Teacher certification is available in English and language arts, history, and social studies composite.

Students applying for admission to the School of Humanities may also choose to apply for admission to the Guy D. Newman Honors Academy. Providing an innovative approach to the academic program, the Academy enables students to combine their specialized majors with coursework grounded in an understanding of the American free enterprise system.

There are a number of scholarships, grants and loans available through the university’s Office of Financial Aid.

Additionally, departmental scholarships are available for HPU students who are already enrolled in their major.

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