Susan E. Jones, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Arts & Humanities
The Area of Arts and Humanities consists of the Departments of English, Foreign Languages, History and Politics, and Philosophy. In the Arts and Humanities, students learn to evaluate competing priorities and to acquire ideas and principles in which they can believe and on which they can act. To this end, courses in the area are organized to broaden the imaginative, sympathetic, aesthetic, and moral qualities in humankind and to develop both an appreciation for literature and an understanding of the Christian faith and its implications. The training provides a firm foundation for graduate study, family life, active church membership, and community involvement, as well as professional, political, cross-cultural, or educational research and responsibilities. The Arts and Humanities area is concerned with the development of the whole person and offers a strong base for constructive lifelong learning. Baccalaureate degrees are offered in English, History, Philosophy, Politics and Pre-law. The school also offers minor areas of study in American Studies, Creative Writing, English, French language, History, Philosophy, Politics and Spanish language.
Natural Science and Technology Credits
Natural Science and Technology courses completed more than 5 years prior to enrolling at PBA will not be accepted for transfer credit toward a major or minor. Natural Science and Technology courses may be counted toward General Education credits up to 7 years after completion.