We nurture creativity, develop skills, grow perspectives and elevate thinking, empowering students to design paths that lead to successful and fulfilling futures.

As the largest and only college of UIW, the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) is home to UIW’s broadest portfolio of programs. Through small, innovative classes and service-learning experiences, CHASS students are challenged, inspired and prepared in all ways to reimagine the world and shape the future.

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"At the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences,
we invest in the lives of future innovators and leaders.
We are the spirit of UIW!"

Dr. Javier Clavere, Dean

Explore Our Programs

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Undergraduate Programs

With 21 degrees and 17 minor offerings, CHASS offers many options for students to pursue the right paths that will lead them toward their personal and professional goals.

Bachelor's Degrees

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Graduate Programs

Prepare for leadership roles in faith-centered institutions or customize a graduate degree program tailored to specific professional or scholarly aspirations.

Master’s Degrees

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Interdisciplinary Concentrations

CHASS’ interdisciplinary concentrations combine courses from different disciplines to offer comprehensive views into fields of study.


College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences by the Numbers

23 Degree programs
5 Interdisciplinary Concentrations
1 Only accredited Theatre Arts programs in San Antonio
14 Median class size
1 Only accredited Music Therapy program in South Texas

News and Events

Professor Builds International Bridges Through Music


Dr. Orit Eylon, UIW professor of Music, spent the summer traveling abroad to form and strengthen interfaith connections through music. For the last three years, Eylon has volunteered for Partnership2gether, a program that partners with Jewish communities around the world to share talents and academic information and open dialogue in interfaith communities.

Thank you, Margaret Mitchell


Scenery and costume designer, writer, professor, mentor, colleague and friend are just a few of the roles that Margaret Mitchell played at UIW over the course of her 31-year tenure. As Christopher McCollum, senior instructor of Theatre Arts shared, “She leaves not only a powerful legacy, but also an empty space that is daunting to try to offset.

Moment of Reflection


When we think of entrepreneurship, we think of business ventures or processes where a new enterprise is created, bearing all the risk with the goal of making a profit. However, there is another type of entrepreneurship, a concept I articulate as “humanistic entrepreneurship,” where a venture or enterprise has the goal of the well-being of humanity rather than profit.

Javier Clavere HeadshotMessage From The Dean

"Grounded in Social Justice, Ethics, and Aesthetics, the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences is committed to nurturing education excellence, innovative research and instruction, and community engagement through service, commitment to helping others, and personal growth. We invest in the lives of future innovators who will unlock their potential, develop their strengths, and contribute to the well-being of our society, transforming others as they are transformed.

Our award-winning community of educators learns and grows with our students as they embark on their journey of self-discovery. We cultivate an academic environment where humanistic entrepreneurship flourishes, providing fertile ground for growth, turning every challenge into diverse perspectives, channels of opportunities, and awareness of possibilities.

The College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences is the home for identity, mission and core. We are the spirit of UIW!"

Dr. Javier Clavere, Dean

Read the Dean's Diversity and Leadership Statement

Contact the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Admin Office: 4301 Broadway, CPO 94
Phone: (210) 829-6070
Email: chass@uiwtx.edu

A diverse and welcoming community, opportunities for discovery, and new worlds of possibilities all await at the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

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