What makes the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences outstanding?

Across its many academic programs, the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences strives to promote critical thinking, effective writing, compelling speaking and intellectual exploration from a variety of perspectives. The College is housed in a state-of-the-art facility, but its greatest asset is the dedication of the people who make up the College: nationally recognized faculty, hard-working staff and goal-oriented students, who are all aiming to improve themselves and the world in which they live.

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What is a Highlander?

A Highlander is a fearsome, strong and proud individual. And, Radford University is proud to serve as home to nearly 12,000 Highlander students with a national network of nearly 100,000 Highlander alumni.  

At Radford, we are defined by our close-knit and caring community. If you are looking for a supportive environment with world-class faculty and caring staff defined by one-of-a-kind experiences and interactions, Radford is the place for you!

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A Look at Campus

College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences Building

McConnell Library

Governor's Quad

Heth Lawn

Moffett Lawn

Muse Hall

Student Plaza

The Clocks

The Fountain

Highlander Statue and Bench

Young Hall

Dedmon Center

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In the News

  1. Radford University earns STARS silver rating for campus sustainability practices »


    Radford University’s campus sustainability initiatives have received a green thumbs up!


  2. Regional partnership fuels Center for Police Practice, Policy and Research »


    The Center for Police, Practice, Policy and Research officially opened at Radford University in early 2019. Under the guidance of co-directors, Rachel Santos, Ph.D., and Roberto Santos, Ph.D., the Center received another grant.

  3. From FBI special agent to professor, Luke William Hunt’s unexpected career journey led him to Radford University »


    Before joining the Radford family, Luke William Hunt, J.D., Ph.D., served as an FBI Special Agent and clerked for a U.S. federal judge.

  4. History professor leads students on European study abroad experience »


    Professor of History Richard Straw, Ph.D., is no stranger to hosting a study abroad experience – he has been facilitating these experiences of a lifetime since 1995.

  5. U.S. News & World Report highlights Radford University’s commitment to innovation with a significant rise in national rankings »


    Radford University advanced closer to the top of the list in the 2020 Best Colleges rankings in U.S. News and World Report. Radford University comes in at No. 12 for Top Public Schools – Regional Universities South, up from No. 18 last year.

  6. Growth, Involvement and Success: Meet Raney Swanberg »


    Raney Swanberg ’19 came to Radford University open to possibilities and ready for growth. Through her involvement in a multitude of activities at Radford University, Raney discovered her true self and what she was meant to do.

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Radford University continues to be recognized for the strength of its academic programs, the success of its sustainability efforts and its dedication to excellence.

"Top Public Schools" South #12 - U.S. News & World Report
"Best Colleges and Universities in the Southeast"
"Best Colleges for your Money" - MONEY
"College of Distinction"