Muppet maker Jim Henson '60 started his career in puppetry while a student here. His legacy of creativity and innovation still inspires.
Faculty and students in the College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) study the cultures of the world, past and present, in all their rich variety. Through teaching and research that investigates human experience, thought, expression and creativity, the college aims to produce creative problem solvers and global visionaries prepared for a wide range of careers and ready to serve their communities and the larger society.
ARHU By The Numbers
3,549 undergraduate and graduate majors
300 tenured/tenure-track faculty
9:1 student major/faculty ratio
14 academic departments
28/33 academic majors/minors
12 academic buildings
40% students of color
Our proximity to the rich resources of the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. metropolitan area provide faculty and students unparalleled opportunities to research and/or work with organizations like the National Gallery of Art, the National Archives, Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institutions and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
We invite you to further explore ARHU to see how the college is pursuing its mission to provide outstanding education, scholarly research and community service.
Our Mission and Goals
At our core, we value creativity, diversity and global understanding. Learn More
We offer courses of study and degree programs for all levels. Learn More
Hall of Fame
These alumni followed their passions and uniquely applied their ARHU experience to fulfilling careers. Learn More