The School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences was established in July of 2018. The School includes the departments of Anthropology, Communication, Education, English, History, Liberal Arts, Modern and Classical Languages, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Theology and Visual Arts. The Saint Vincent Gallery and the College’s Stage and Theatre programs are also part of the School; the Saint Vincent College Drug and Alcohol Prevention Projects and the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media are associated with the School.


Student Outcomes (2016-17) 

  • 84% of our graduates are working within their fields within one year of graduation 
  • We prepare teachers to teach online as well as in classrooms 
  • 31% of our graduates attend graduate or professional school 
  • Our students studied abroad in England, Mexico, Greece, Guatemala, Cyprus, Italy and East Asia 
  • Our graduates are medical doctors, teachers, lawyers, social workers, anthropologists, politicians, public relations executives, public health officials, school principals, archeologists, college professors, marketing executives, television broadcasters, therapists, university administrators, professional writers, website designers and many other fascinating professions
  • Graduate School Acceptances (May 2017 Graduates):
    Albany Law School, Duquesne University, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio State University, Providence College, Saint Mary’s Seminary, Saint Vincent College, Touro Law School, University of North Carolina – Charlotte, University of Pittsburgh, Virginia Commonwealth University

    Historically, HFA students have a 100% acceptance rate at law schools!

  • Employment (May 2017 Graduates):
    • ABC Affiliate Channel 33/40 (Birmingham, AL): TV News Producer
    • Culpeper School District (Culpeper, VA): History Teacher
    • Department of Defense (Washington, DC): Staff Officer
    • Greater Latrobe School District (Latrobe, PA): English Teacher
    • National Council of Catholic Women (Arlington, VA): Office Administrator
    • Providence Alliance for Catholic Teachers (Providence, RI): Religion Teacher
    • Source4Teachers (Westmoreland County, PA): Substitute Teacher
    • Southwood Psychiatric Hospital (Pittsburgh, PA): Direct Care Provider
    • The Culture Project: Missionary
    • West Overton Museum (Scottdale, PA): Development Associate
  • Study Abroad Locations (2016-17):
    England (3), Germany, Italy, Japan, Haiti, Iceland, Italy, Mexico
  • Internship Locations (2016-2017):
    • Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office
    • Busy Beaver
    • Channell Arts Management
    • College Fashionista
    • CVS Pharmacy
    • Greensburg Salem School District
    • Pulse LLC
    • Saint Vincent College and Parish
    • Sewickley Academy
    • Study Breaks magazine
    • U.S. Department of Defense
    • Yough Middle School Drama Department
  • Honors/Awards (2016-17):
    Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society:  3 students inducted

    Theta Alpha Kappa National Honor Society for Theology and Religious Studies:  7 students inducted

    Sigma Tau Delta International English Honors Society: 9 students inducted

    Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities: 11 students inducted
  • Research (2016-17):
    • Associated College Press Convention (San Francisco, CA): 2 students attended
    • Journal of Moral Theology: 1 student designed artwork used in an issue and a blog
    • Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society Conference (Louisville, KY): 6 students presented
    • SVC Academic Research Conference and Senior Art Exhibition: 34 students participated; one liberal arts major received “Best Poster Presentation”
    • One student organized a talk by Catholic child psychologist Dr. Christaura Welland on the topic of dating and relationship violence, prevention and support
    • TH 345 Christian Spiritual Writings: 23 students participated in a community service class project
  • Faculty Outcomes (2016-2017) 
  • Books Published:  4
  • Book Reviews Published:  10
  • Professional Presentations:  95*
  • Research Conferences Attended:  45
  • Peer-reviewed Journal Articles, Blogs, Poetry and Translations Published:  17

*Includes serving as conductor/director of choral and vocal music performances, recitals, workshops, etc.


Our Programshfa-programs
Our Programs
Program Major Minor Cert. Joint Prog. Career Prep Graduate Prog.
Anthropology check Major, check Minor,
Art Administration in Performing Arts check Major,
Art Education check Major,
Art History check Major, check Minor,
Biological Psychology check Minor,
Children's Literature check Minor,
Children's Studies check Minor,
Chinese Language and Culture check Minor,
Communication check Major, check Minor,
Counselor Education check Graduate Program,
Creative Writing check Minor,
Curriculum and Instruction check Graduate Program,
Digital Art and Media check Major, check Minor,
Disability Studies: Special Education check Minor, check Certification,
Early Childhood PreK-4 check Major,
Education check Major, check Minor, check Certification, check Graduate Program,
English check Major, check Minor,
French check Major, check Minor,
German check Minor,
Global Security check Minor,
History check Major, check Minor,
Instructional Design and Technology check Graduate Program,
International Studies check Minor,
Italian check Minor,
K-12 Certification check Certification,
Latin check Minor,
Liberal Arts check Major,
Literary Translation check Minor,
Medieval Studies check Minor,
Middle Grades 4-8 check Major,
Music check Major, check Minor,
Music History check Minor,
Music Performance check Major,
Peace and Justice Studies check Minor,
Philosophy check Major, check Minor,
Philosophy and Politics check Major,
Philosophy and Theology check Major,
Pre-Law Program check Career Prep,
Psychology check Major, check Minor,
Public Health check Minor,
Public History check Minor,
Sacred Music check Minor,
Science Education check Graduate Program,
Secondary Grades 7-12 Certification check Certification,
School Administration and Supervision check Graduate Program,
Sociology check Major, check Minor,
Spanish check Major, check Minor,
Special Education check Graduate Program,
Studio Arts check Major, check Minor,
Theology check Major, check Minor,