Dean Vichcales

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the University of the Incarnate Word. We are committed to nurturing educational excellence in all of our endeavors: outstanding instruction, innovative research, and community engagement geared towards assisting students become concerned and enlightened citizens.

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Dr. Kevin B. Vichcales
Dean, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences



The College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) provides a well-rounded liberal arts education for undergraduates through its core curriculum courses and degree programs.
CHASS courses provide considerable opportunities for students to broaden their skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, oral and written communications, and understanding of the human experience. As part of the curriculum, students participate in research and study abroad, international internships, and course-based travel.

Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences graduates are attractive to employers in fields such as:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Fine and Performing Arts
  • Medical and Legal Professions
  • Social-service Occupations

Students interested in medicine, dentistry, law, and other professional fields often major in liberal arts-centric programs, establishing excellent foundations for post-graduate studies.