Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts

The Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts includes more than 20 faculty members in the departments of Communication, Criminal Justice, English, History, Psychology & Counseling, and Social Work. Also included are the Forensic Studies, Honors,  and Legal Studies programs. The College also offers a master’s degrees in Clinical Counseling & Marriage and Family Therapy.

Our programs and courses are designed to provide a 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 wide 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.

The College also offers specialized training in pre-professional programs and in specific major and minor fields appropriate to the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Behavioral Science, and the Bachelor of Science degrees. 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 Performance, Worship Leadership, Music Education, and Music Business. Music students find many opportunities to get involved in various ensembles that fit their personalities

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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, with tracks for Biblical Studies, Theological Studies, and Ministry. These programs prepare you to find your calling, grow in Christ, and engage the world through opportunities in missions, local church ministry, social justice, and other creative avenues of serving Christ.

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