​The College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences offers undergraduate degrees, certificate programs, and graduate degrees in a variety of disciplines. Our students learn to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems--skills that are highly prized by employers and vital to all academic disciplines.

Our programs equip you with strong writing and speaking skills and the ability to understand social structures and political environments in pursuit of more effective, informed, and compassionate engagement with other peoples and cultures.

Employers want both broad knowledge and specific skills. Read more from the Association of American Colleges and Universities employment report: 

Liberal Arts Graduates and Employment: Setting the Record Straight.

Undergraduate Programs

(web links to department pages)

Cultural and Global Studies
DeafBlind Intervener (certificate)
English Literatures, Language and Writing

  • Specialization in Creative Writing
  • Specialization in Nonfiction Writing
  • Specialization in World Literature
  • Specialization in Children's and Young Adult Literature
  • Specialization in American and British Literature
  • Specialization in Applied Linguistics

English as a Second Language*
English - Creative Writing (certificate)
English - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (certificate)
English - Technical and Professional Writing (certificate)

Ethics, Values and Society*
Military Science*
Museum Studie​s*
Certified Nonprofit Professional Program
Political Science 

Political Science - International Relations 
Political Science - Public and Nonprofit Administration
Political Science​ - Accelerated M​aster of Arts
Pre-Law (Law Professions Center)
Psychology - B.S./M.S. in Experimental Psychology
Social Science
Social Work
Sociology: Social and Criminal Justice (concentration) 
Sociology: Youth Studies (concentration)
Spanish - Business (concentration) 
Women and Gender Studies ​

*Available as a minor only.

School of Public Service and Global Citizenship

African and African Diaspora Studies (certificate)
American Indian Studies (certificate)
Cultural and Global Studies (major/minor)
Cultural Competency (certificate)
East Asian Studies (certificate)
European Studies (certificate)
Human Geography (certificate)
Latin American and Latino Studies (certificate)
Middle East and Islamic Studies (certificate)
Sustainability and Environmental Poli​cy​ (minor)
Women and Gender Stud​ies (major/minor)

Undergraduate teacher certification programs

Language Arts 
Social Studies​​

For more information about majors and minors available through Central Michigan University, read the Undergraduate Academic Bulletin.

Graduate Programs

English Language and Literature Department
Master of Arts in Language and Literature

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

History Department
Master of Arts in History
Joint M.A. / Ph.D. in History (with a partner institution abroad)

Master of Science in Neuroscience
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Neuroscience

Political Science & Public Administration Department
Master of Public Administration
Civic Engagement (Graduate Certificate)
Professional Development in Public Administration (Graduate Certificate)

Psychology Department
Clinical Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology

Experimental Psychology
Master of Science in Experimental Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Experimental Psychology

Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology
Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

School Psychology
Specialist in Psychological Services in School Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in School Psychology

School of Public Service and Global Citizenship
Cultural Resource Management - Master's Degree
Cultural Resource Management - Gradua​te Certificate

For more information about graduate programs at Central Michigan University, read the Graduate Bulletin or visit the College of Graduate Studies.​​​​​​​​​

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