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About Us

Faculty and students in the College of Arts and Humanities, ARHU, study the cultures of the world, past and present, in all their rich variety. Through teaching and research that investigates human experience, thought, expression and creativity, the college aims to educate global citizens who assess received opinion, make independent judgments, and value the transforming power of the imagination.

The college is leading the way in interdisciplinary approaches to the arts and humanities by developing emerging fields like digital humanities, and offering area study programs that draw on multiple fields to open exciting, multifaceted views of such regions of the world as Latin America, the Middle East and East Asia.

The College of Arts & Humanities is home to approximately 322 tenured and tenure-track faculty and over 5,400 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is a dynamic community of 14 academic departments, 5 living-learning programs, and 7 independent research centers, spanning 12 buildings on the University of Maryland campus.

Location. Location. Location.

ARHU is centrally located at the heart of the state’s flagship institution providing approximately 37% of the undergraduate instruction at the University of Maryland, impacting almost all students on campus. The college is ideal for faculty or students who may want an academic life similar to that of a small liberal arts college, yet also welcome the benefits of a major research one institution in terms athletics, resources, and diversity.

Also important is our proximity to the rich resources of Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Annapolis, allowing faculty and students to reap the benefits. Faculty and students are working on a broad range of research topics and projects with The National Archives, The National Endowment for the Humanities, The Smithsonian Institution, and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

We invite you to further explore ARHU to see how the college is pursuing its mission and vision to provide outstanding education, scholarly research, and community outreach. 

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