The School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences includes the departments of Anthropology, Communication, Education, English, History, Liberal Arts, Modern and Classical Languages, Music, Philosophy, Psychological Science, Sociology, Theology, and Visual Arts.

The Saint Vincent Gallery, Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery, Bearcat B.E.S.T., James and Margaret Tseng Loe China Studies Center, Saint Vincent Visiting Writers Series, Eulalia Books, Saint Vincent Concert Series, 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

  • 97% of AHSS graduates (2015-2018) reported being enrolled in graduate/professional schools or employed in their field one year following graduation

  • Graduate/professional school acceptances (2015-2018) included:

Baylor University, social work
Boston College, philosophy
Georgetown University, sports industry management
George Washington University, museum studies
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
North Carolina State University, public history
Ohio Northern University School of Law
Savannah College of Art & Design, game development
State University of New York, behavioral neuroscience
Vanderbilt University, early childhood special education

  • Employment locations (2015-2018) included:

ABC 33/40 News, news producer
CBS Radio, promotions assistant
National Center for Juvenile Justice, research assistant
Pittsburgh CLO/Pittsburgh Musical Theater, performer
Pittsburgh Pirates, guest services representative
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., internal support specialist
Polyconcept North America, Inc., art management interface coordinator
St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum, staff associate
UPMC Health Plan, Inc., marketing communications representative
+ numerous teaching positions throughout the United States and abroad

  • Student internships (2015-2018) included:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
EWTN Global Catholic Network
Defense Intelligence Agency
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Senator John Heinz History Center
Walt Disney World Resort
Westmoreland Museum of American Art

  • Students routinely present research at the following:

Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association
Association of Core Texts and Courses Student Conference
Center for Ethics and Culture Annual Conference
Eastern Communication Association Annual Convention
Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society Convention
National Association for Media Literacy Education Conference
Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators Conference
Pennsylvania Communication Association Annual Convention
Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society Regional Conference
Saint Vincent College Academic Research Conference
Sigma Tau Delta International English Society Convention
Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting
Tennessee Association of Behavioral Analysts Annual Meeting
The Examined Life:  An Undergraduate Conference in Liberal Arts
University of Pittsburgh Undergraduate Conference in Literature

Our Programshfa-programs
Our Programs
Program Major Minor Cert. Joint Prog. Career Prep Graduate Prog.
Anthropology check Major, check Minor,
Art Education check Major,
Art History check Minor,
Biological Psychology check Minor,
Children's Literature check Minor,
Children's Studies check Minor,
Chinese Language and Culture check Minor,
Classical Latin 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,
History check Major, check Minor,
Instructional Design and Technology check Graduate Program,
International Studies check Minor,
Italian check Minor,
K-12 Certification check Certification,
Liberal Arts check Major,
Literary Translation check Minor,
Medieval Studies check Minor,
Middle Grades 4-8 check Major,
Music check Major, check Minor,
Music Education check Major,
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 Major, check Minor,
Sacred Music check Minor,
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 Art check Major, check Minor,
Theology check Major, check Minor,
Advisory Council
Advisory Council

Rev. Edward Mazich, O.S.B., C'98, Chair
Saint Vincent Seminary

Marianne Reid Anderson, C'87
Executive Editor
Northern Connection Magazine

Shawn T. Beaman, M.D., C'98
Chief Anesthesiologist
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital

Timothy Chirdon, C'98
Serra Catholic High School

Richard J. Coldren, C'92
Lecturer, International Law
Saint Vincent College

Sherrie E. Dunlap Gallagher, C'09
Corporate Relations Manager, Butler Region
United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Eileen K. Flinn, C'90
Title IX Coordinator
Saint Vincent College

Rev. Eugene F. Hemrick
Research Associate, Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies
Syndicated Columnist, Catholic News Service

Raymond J. Zadzilko, C'69
Chief Administrative Law Judge (retired)
Social Security Administration