Mailing Address:
School of Liberal Arts
119 Armstrong Hall
Hampton University
Hampton, Virginia 23668

Phone: 757.727.5400
Fax: 757.727.5047


Dean of the School of Liberal Arts
Dr. Linda Malone-Colon
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The School of Liberal Arts is the primary liberal arts component of Hampton University. The School provides over 50% of the general education core instruction through English, speech, history, humanities, social sciences, and foreign languages if required. The School has two divisions: Arts and Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, and eight departments. The School is home to University Choirs, Bands, Debate and Forensics, Hampton Players and Company, and the annual Hampton University Read-in.

The School has a number of noted graduates including former Good Morning America weather forecaster Spencer Christian, casting director Robi Reed, and costume designer for most Spike Lee movies, Ruth Carter. The Department of English is in the top twenty.

Degree Programs

  • Art (BA)
  • Criminal Justice (BS)
  • English (BA)
  • Fine and Performing Arts (BA)
  • History (BA)
  • International Studies (BA)
  • Liberal Studies (BA)
  • Music Education Emphasis (BA/MT)
  • Music Performance Emphasis (BA)
  • Music Recording Technology (BS)
  • Political Science (BA)
  • Psychology - Marriage and Family Concentration ()
  • Psychology - Psychology (BA)
  • Psychology - Psychology (Coming Soon) (MS)
  • Sociology (BA)
  • Spanish (BA)
  • Theatre Art (BA)

Certification Programs

  • Army ROTC, commissioning as Second Lieutenants
  • Cinema Studies