Department of Humanities
St. Augustine Center Room 304
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Chairperson: Dr. Michael Tomko
Humanistic inquiry is at the heart of a complete education. The drive toward career and specialization can sometimes overtake this time-honored component of a student’s course of study. In the Department of Humanities, we believe that a college education concerns the whole person. Our rigorous curriculum is designed to equip our students with the knowledge and understanding that will allow them to live to the fullest—professionally, intellectually, and spiritually.
We are an accomplished Faculty of tenured and tenure-track professors, whose intersecting fields include theology, philosophy, political science, economics, literature, history, and architectural history. As students address concrete issues in various disciplines, the twin pillars of faith and reason provide integration and coherence throughout our curriculum.
Students often double major and minor in Humanities, whether in the College of Arts and Sciences or across colleges. In our vibrant and challenging Gateway Courses and Electives, they find an important complement to their studies throughout the university and a great way to fulfill many of their Core Requirements.
Our Alumni are today thriving in law, medicine, academia, technology, business, teaching, service, farming, to name just a few of the many career pathways on which Humanities gradutes have set forth.