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 and Sciences


The College of Humanities and Sciences serves our respective degree programs, the University Academic Core, and other academic programs across the University with a foundation in the liberal arts and the natural, social, and applied sciences which enables students to think critically and creatively when faced with complex issues. We are, therefore, dedicated to fostering critical thinking, effective communication, systematic inquiry, ethical professionalism, integrated faith, creative exploration, and disciplinary skills through a robust curricula supported by distinctive learning experiences. The ultimate goal is to develop motivated, inquisitive, and dedicated individuals who are prepared to demonstrate leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society.