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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Since our inception in 1890, Asbury University has been dedicated to providing an excellent integrated educational experience that develops the whole person academically and spiritually for leadership and service. Whether preparing students for advanced study or for professional employment, all academic programs of the University are grounded in the intellectual core of the liberal arts. The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences provides the cornerstone for such an education, offering most of the courses that comprise our Foundations program, as well as an array of majors and minors across the traditional liberal arts disciplines.

The eight departments within the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences include Ancient and Modern Languages, Art and Design, Christian Studies and Philosophy, English, Music, Psychology, Social Science and History, and Social Work. College faculty thus encompass the history, literature, language, philosophy, politics and creative expressions of the world’s cultures. The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences believes in the value of a broad exposure to our cultural heritage shaped by a Wesleyan understanding of human nature, grace, and the possibility of full salvation for Christ-like living. Accordingly, our courses from art to English to ethics are taught within an intellectual framework that promotes the integration of faith and learning.

Recent News

A-Award: Kathleen Register ’53 Redeker

Jun 2, 2023 — A-Award winner Rev. Kathleen Register ’53 Redeker remembers the Asbury Chapel service that changed her life: “The speaker was a missionary who said: ‘If God calls you to be a missionary, don’t stoop to be a king.’”

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A-Award: Chris Bounds ’88

Jun 2, 2023 — For 2023 A-Award winner Rev. Dr. Chris Bounds ’88, his Asbury journey started with a church mentor who recommended the “college” to him.

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Young Alum Award: Elijah Friedeman ’15

Jun 2, 2023 — This year’s Young Alumni Award winner Elijah Friedeman ’15 recalls his father’s words to him as a junior in high school: “If the Lord calls you to plant a church, then he has equipped you for it.”

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Students Receive Awards for Research at SEARCH Symposium

Apr 24, 2023 — In April, the annual SEARCH Symposium and competition showcased student research in the Shaw Collaborative Learning Center to celebrate innovative ideas in art and research through conversation across the liberal arts.

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