Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts

The Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts encompasses the School of Music, the Logsdon School of Theology, plus the departments of Communication, Criminal Justice, English, Fine Arts (including Art and Theatre), Psychology & Counseling, Social Work, and History, Philosophy, & Political Science. We have more than 35 faculty members in these academic areas. Also included are the Forensic Studies, Honors, Media Production, and Writing programs. The College also offers master’s degree programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Criminal Justice.

Our programs and courses are designed to provide a core liberal arts education to students of all majors across the university. Much of the Foundational Curriculum, which consists of courses required for every undergraduate degree, is provided through the College as is a variety of courses that serve to augment and expand the general educational experience of all HSU students. It is well-recognized that training with a liberal arts emphasis provides the critical thinking skills necessary for success in many career areas.

Many of our programs offer the opportunity for internships, foreign study, and other types of experiential learning.

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Strategic Communication

Our program is growing and opening new avenues of learning every year. Our students have an outstanding track record of landing careers in the very things they did for their internships.

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While some HSU English majors become educators, others have pursued careers in fields such as public relations, marketing, publishing, and technology.

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Our Vision

The faculty and staff members of the Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts at Hardin-Simmons University will provide the highest quality educational experience within an intimate, personalized university setting that focuses on developing students to both glorify God and demonstrate God’s love by thinking creatively, communicating clearly, reasoning critically, and leading effectively.

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Meet your Faculty

Explore the profiles for the faculty of the Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts.

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School of Music

Our School of Music encompasses degrees in Music (including concentrations in Composition, Performance, & Worship Leadership), Music Business, and Music Education. Music students find many opportunities to get involved in various ensembles that fit their skills and interests.

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Social Work

An accredited, pre-professional program that includes a year-long, field experience as part of the degree requirements during the final year; prepares students for licensure as a bachelor social worker (LBSW) in the state of Texas).

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Logsdon School of Theology

Logsdon offers an undergraduate major in Christian Studies. This program provides a solid foundational education into various aspects of ministry--scripture, theology, church history, and practical application. Along with that, students are able to take electives in the areas of the major which interest them the most.

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