College of Humanities

About Us

Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the website for the College of Humanities of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. The College of Humanities was formed in 2006 from a division of the College of Sciences and Humanities.  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.  Faculty members in the College teach UMHB students core courses such as Composition and Rhetoric, Foreign Languages (American Sign Language, French, German, & Spanish), History/Political Science, and Speech.  A total of nine different majors are offered in the College.

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.”