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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.

Explore ARHU


Our Mission and Goals

At our core, we value creativity, diversity and global understanding. Learn More


Degree Programs

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