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 of UIW’s schools, 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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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

UIW Percussion Ensemble Presents Year-End Concert

Students from UIW’s Percussion Ensemble performed live in the Kelso Art Center Concert Hall for a socially distanced year-end concert. Directed by Dr. Stefan Cadra, the program included pieces from percussionist Brian Blume, jazz legend Chick Correa and contemporary composer David Gillingham. 

UIW Percussion Ensemble Presents Year-End Concert

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Virtual Tour

There is so much to discover about the University of the Incarnate Word and the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Take a tour of our main campus in San Antonio without setting foot outside your home.

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Message From The Dean

"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."

- Dr. Javier Clavere

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Contact the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Admin Office: 4301 Broadway, CPO 94
Phone: (210) 829-6070
Fax: (210) 829-3830
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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