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College of Humanities and Sciences

Dean: B. Kimmelman
Associate Dean for General Education: T. Schrand
Manager of Academic Operations: A. Solarski

Faculty: C. Bock, C. Colvin, L. Crittenden, M. McCoy Deh, K. Gindlesparger,  V. Hanson, R. Hass, K. Herron, K. Hubbard, K. Jones, B. Kimmelman, E. Laine, T. Latner, R. Long, C. Magee, D. Michaels, M. Navarro, R. Parakkal, J. Pierce, N. Rao, H. Rostami, E. Santilli, T. Schrand, R. Shain,  S. Steinbacher, , M. Tulante, S. Weeks, S. Youssef, B. Yust. 

The College of Humanities and Sciences is home to a multidisciplinary faculty and innovative curriculum in history, the humanities, mathematics, the sciences, and the social sciences. The College has a mission to promote academic excellence in professional education and the liberal arts and sciences through its academic programs and offerings that include:


The College of Humanities and Sciences is responsible for the delivery of Thomas Jefferson University’s innovative general education core curriculum that stresses active learning, integrative thinking and a blending of professional and liberal education. The Hallmarks Core, part of the broader Hallmarks Program, encourages students to approach their professional area within the broader political, social, economic, ethical and cultural contexts. This curriculum is designed to promote critical thinking and to enhance the student’s skills in communication, quantitative reasoning, information literacy and research.



  • Biopsychology (B.S.)
  • Communication (B.S.)
  • Environmental Sustainability (B.S.)*
  • Law and Society (B.S.)
  • Psychology (B.S.)

*This program is not accepting new students at this time.


  • B.S. in Psychology/M.S. in Occupational Therapy
  • B.S. in Psychology/M.S. in Community and Trauma Counseling

College Mission

The College of Humanities and Sciences strives to graduate students who are competent professionals and who are fully prepared for professional practice or graduate study and are proficient in the general areas of:

  • Information literacy and lifelong learning
  • Oral, written and electronic communication
  • Quantitative reasoning
  • The use of technology
  • Critical thinking, in-depth analysis, complex decision-making and problem-solving
  • Appreciation for diversity and awareness of a global perspective
  • Ethical reflection
  • Civic engagement
  • Leadership

The College seeks to create and foster a learning community of self-motivated students and teacher-scholars with meaningful interactions both in and out of the classroom and laboratory.

Core Values

This mission will be accomplished through the focus and dedication of a premier faculty, administration and staff in a nurturing environment based on the following common set of values:

  • Innovative teaching and active learning
  • Individual mentoring and outstanding academic advising
  • Outstanding service to students, families and alumni
  • Strong professional preparation grounded in the liberal arts and sciences
  • Applied research with student participation
  • Ethical reflection and integrity
  • Program, college, university and community service