Students learn in a variety of unique ways-- from digital video, to classes inside Kochel Center, to Study Abroad trips to Cuba and beyond.

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences offers diverse four-year degree programs that develop both intellect and practical skills for employment. Our students are tomorrow’s historians, writers, communicators, educators, and critical thinkers, exploring and reflecting on our society and the larger world beyond.

Highly accomplished School of Humanities and Social Sciences faculty members are scholars with international reputations for research, award-winning writers, and skilled teachers with years of practical professional experiences. 

A student in Penn State Behrend's DIGIT program learns 3D software on a computer.

If you often find yourself thinking about digital media—how it’s changed our world, what the future holds and how the technology can be applied and improved—consider pursuing a B.A. in Digital Media, Arts, and Technology (DIGIT). DIGIT, Penn State’s only undergraduate degree in digital humanities, meets growing employer demand for professionals capable of both critical analysis and creative production of digital media.

A professor uses a white board to teach psychology concepts to a student.

The Master of Arts in Applied Clinical Psychology is a research-based degree with practical applications—and employment flexibility.