The School of Humanities and Social Sciences offers general education and majors programs in all but a few of the traditional disciplines.
The humanities and social sciences are the heart and the soul and the mind and spirit of the university, for humanities and social science are the core liberal arts from which all education inevitably derives. More than just changing or transforming those who seek to learn and to know, education lifts us from ignorance, gives us something to live for, and empowers us with the knowledge of how to fulfill our potential as human beings.
The school offers general education and majors programs as well as pre-professional preparation in medical fields. The school’s academic programs are designed to provide essential preparation for students to pursue professional careers or advanced studies.
The computer science major has two tracks, with one following the guideline recommended by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
The Nursing program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Petroleum geology is the only such program at a public university west of the Rockies.