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. Mamie E. Locke, Ph.D.
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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 nine departments and programs. The School is home to University Choirs, Bands, Debate and Forensics, Hampton Players and Company, and the annual Hampton University Read-in. The School will begin a major in Criminal Justice and Criminology in 2008 and already has a certificate program in Cinema Studies.

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 Psychology ranks among the top ten colleges and universities nationwide graduating African American students with a degree in the discipline. The Department of English is in the top twenty.

Degree Programs

  • Counseling - Community Agency Counseling (MA)
  • Counseling - Counselor Education - coming soon (PhD)
  • Counseling - Interdisciplinary Studies (BA)
  • Counseling - Pastoral Counseling (MA)
  • Counseling - School Counseling (MA)
  • Counseling - Student Affairs, College Student Development (MA)
  • Criminal Justice (BS)
  • Education - Community Agency (MA)
  • Education - Community Agency Counseling (MA)
  • Education - Educational Leadership (MA)
  • Education - Educational Management (PhD)
  • Education - Elementary Education (MA)
  • Education - Master of Teaching (English 6-12, Mathematics -Secondary- 6-12, Music 6-12) (MA)
  • Education - Pastoral Counseling (MA)
  • Education - School Counseling (MA)
  • Education - Student Affairs, College Student Development (MA)
  • English (BA)
  • Health, Physical Education, & Recreation - Aquatics Concentration ()
  • Health, Physical Education, & Recreation - Kinesiology (BS)
  • Health, Physical Education, & Recreation - Recreation & Tourism Management (BS)
  • Health, Physical Education, & Recreation - Sport Administration - coming soon (MA)
  • Health, Physical Education, & Recreation - Sports Management (BS)
  • History (BA)
  • International Studies (BA)
  • Liberal Studies (BA)
  • Music - Audio Production (BS)
  • Music Education Pre-Certification (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)
  • Technical Theatre (BA)
  • Theatre Arts (BA)
  • Theatre Arts - Performance (BA)

Certification Programs

  • Army ROTC, commissioning as Second Lieutenants
  • Art
  • Art - Technical Theatre
  • Art - Theatre Performance
  • Cinema Studies
  • Fine and Performing Arts
  • Pre-Law Track