We nurture creativity, develop skills, grow perspectives and elevate thinking, empowering students to design paths that lead to successful and fulfilling futures.

As the largest and only college of UIW, the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) is home to UIW’s broadest portfolio of programs. Through small, innovative classes and service-learning experiences, CHASS students are challenged, inspired and prepared in all ways to reimagine the world and shape the future.

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"At the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences,
we invest in the lives of future innovators and leaders.
We are the spirit of UIW!"

Dr. Javier Clavere, Dean

Explore Our Programs

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Undergraduate Programs

With 21 degrees and 17 minor offerings, CHASS offers many options for students to pursue the right paths that will lead them toward their personal and professional goals.

Bachelor's Degrees

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Graduate Programs

Prepare for leadership roles in faith-centered institutions or customize a graduate degree program tailored to specific professional or scholarly aspirations.

Master’s Degrees

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Interdisciplinary Concentrations

CHASS’ interdisciplinary concentrations combine courses from different disciplines to offer comprehensive views into fields of study.


College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences by the Numbers

23 Degree programs
5 Interdisciplinary Concentrations
1 Only accredited Theatre Arts programs in San Antonio
14 Median class size
1 Only accredited Music Therapy program in South Texas

News and Events

Local Artist Delivers Annual UIW Bernadette E. O’Connor Lecture


On Monday, Feb. 19, the annual Bernadette E. O’Connor Lecture on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition (CIT), sponsored by UIW’s College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) took place. The annual lecture, which originated in 2016, was created to engage some facet of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition (CIT), most broadly understood as the dynamic and mutually illuminating conversation between the Catholic faith and human culture. This year’s guest speaker was local artist William Rerick, who spoke about how Catholicism influences his art.

UIW Music Student Reflects on His Journey, Roots and Inspirations


Dazhir Walker has been drawn to music almost as long as he’s been alive. His fascination with exploring notes, rhythms and chords began in his childhood as he played with toy pianos and xylophones. Any time he saw a piano – whether at school, a store or anywhere else – he had to play it, experimenting with putting different notes together. This musical spark was set ablaze when he started fourth grade and attended a music class during the school day.

Mariachi Cardenal Makes State Conference Debut


Mariachi Cardenal has made its Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Convention debut! Founding Director John Lopez delivered a clinic, in which the students of UIW Mariachi Cardenal served as the demonstration group, at the TMEA convention on Thursday, Feb. 8 to a room full of mariachi instructors from across the state of Texas and beyond.

Javier Clavere HeadshotMessage From The Dean

"Grounded in Social Justice, Ethics, and Aesthetics, the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences is committed to nurturing education excellence, innovative research and instruction, and community engagement through service, commitment to helping others, and personal growth. We invest in the lives of future innovators who will unlock their potential, develop their strengths, and contribute to the well-being of our society, transforming others as they are transformed.

Our award-winning community of educators learns and grows with our students as they embark on their journey of self-discovery. We cultivate an academic environment where humanistic entrepreneurship flourishes, providing fertile ground for growth, turning every challenge into diverse perspectives, channels of opportunities, and awareness of possibilities.

The College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences is the home for identity, mission and core. We are the spirit of UIW!"

Dr. Javier Clavere, Dean

Read the Dean's Diversity and Leadership Statement

Contact the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Admin Office: 4301 Broadway, CPO 94
Phone: (210) 829-6070
Email: chass@uiwtx.edu

A diverse and welcoming community, opportunities for discovery, and new worlds of possibilities all await at the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

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