School of Arts, Humanities and Communications

Faculty and students in the arts, humanities and communications work together with intellectual passion to explore their fields. The strong programs in each area are enriched by interdisciplinary projects that create a unique cultural environment that is Susquehanna University. Our students are challenged to engage in professional discipline as they pursue career interests in the performing and liberal arts. Faculty-student research; applied performances in theatre, music and art; collaborative learning; internships; service learning; and off-campus study add valuable opportunities to connect theory and the real world.

The school offers the following programs:

Art History

Communications, with emphases in

Digital Multimedia (tracks in Broadcasting and Journalism), Strategic Communications (tracks in Public Relations and Corporate Communications) and Communications Arts (tracks in Speech Communications, Communications Studies and teacher certification)

Creative Writing


Graphic Design


Liberal Studies, with emphases in —

Early Childhood (PreK - 4) Education

Secondary Education certification is available for many majors.

Modern Languages: French, German, Italian and Spanish


Bachelor of music programs in Performance, Composition, and Music Education, and a bachelor of arts program in Music



Studio Art, with emphases in Painting and Drawing; Photography

Theatre, with emphases in Performance; Production and Design

Studio and Applied Art Courses for non-majors or non-minors. The following provisions apply to students who do not major or minor in art, music or theatre: (1) A maximum of 24 semester hours in applied or studio courses in fine arts may be credited toward graduation; (2) not more than 16 semester hours in applied or studio courses taken in a single department may be used toward graduation; and (3) students may take courses in excess of these limits as long as they are not counted toward the 130 semester hours required for graduation.