Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts
As a liberal arts college rather than just a technical school, Harvey Mudd offers its curriculum in the spirit of providing a broadly based education.
One reflection of that commitment is the college’s core. Another reflection of it (partly overlapping with the first) is the program in the humanities, social sciences, and arts, which every student completes along with the core and a major.
The Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts (HSA) occupies a unique place on campus. We are simultaneously the one campus department that does not house a major and the department with which each student will likely have the most extensive contact, after his or her major department.
On the website you will find information on the HSA program, our faculty and their scholarly interests and activities, and other facets of the department. Current students should especially note the section on Advising Resources, which contains information on HSA courses and requirements, as well as several useful forms.