Humanities Group

Dean's Welcome

Photo of Dr. Mynatt, Dean of College of HumanitiesWelcome to the website for the College of Humanities of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. The College contains the Department of Communication and Media Studies, the Department of English, the Department of History and Political Science, and the Department of Modern Foreign Languages. 

The College of Humanities offers majors in English, History, Political Science, Spanish, Mass Communication, Speech Communication and Film Studies.  In addition, the Pre-Law program is housed in the College of Humanities.  Faculty members in the College also teach a large portion of the UMHB Core Curriculum, such as Composition and Rhetoric, Foreign Languages (American Sign Language, French, German, Japanese, Italian, & Spanish), History/Political Science, and Speech. 

The study of the humanities is the foundation of education which prepares individuals for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship.  Many vocations look for employers who possess the skills which the humanities foster: effective communication, critical thinking, global perspectives, and diligent research.  Our graduates pursue careers in law, government, teaching, public relations, journalism, higher education, and a host of other options.

Daniel S. Mynatt, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Humanities


The mission of the College of Humanities is to provide learning opportunities for students 1) to understand and appreciate the human experience through the study of literature, language, history, political science, and communication, and 2) to develop and utilize communication and critical thinking skills.  These opportunities are provided through the degree programs housed in the College and through a robust contribution to the general education program of UMHB.  In its support of the University’s mission statement, the College’s academic programs emphasize “academic excellence, personal attention, and broad-based scholarship” while preparing students for “leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment.”