A Message from Dean Katherine Hawkins

Katherine Hawkins

Dean Katherine Hawkins (center) reviews work with a student and CHBS Associate Dean Tod Burke.

Welcome to the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences! Our 125 faculty members offer the highest quality instruction to more than 2,000 students pursuing majors in eight departments, a School of Communication and a number of interdisciplinary programs. We provide our students with the individualized attention of a liberal arts college coupled with the resources and opportunities of a comprehensive university such as Radford.

Through the core curriculum integrated with coursework in their majors, our students develop skill sets in oral and written communication, critical thinking, creative problem solving, ethical judgment and collaboration with others that serve them well throughout their academic careers as well as their personal lives and professional employment after graduation from Radford University. In addition, interested students regularly team up with faculty members on research projects that often result in conference presentations and publications.

Our students engage in experiential learning and a variety of internships that provide opportunities to apply what they are learning in the classroom to the workplace. Not only does this help prepare students for jobs after graduation, it also offers them the means to serve the larger community.

Many of our students take advantage of the chance to study in countries around the world. Whether through a monthlong summer program or a full year of immersion in another culture, international experiences help students develop vital skills as global citizens.