• Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences!

Our Mission

The College of Arts & Sciences has been part of the Harding story since the beginning in 1924. We continue the same mission today of training, nurturing and graduating students who are agile, decisive thinkers skilled in evaluation, reflection and problem-solving. At the heart of the University, we embrace both the mission of Harding and its traditions. Each of our students is exposed to the skills and dispositions that spark creative expression.

We are the Arts & Sciences

We animate innermost thoughts and bring the impossible to life. We connect the world with the individual and declare who we are or might become. We explore cultures through stories and song and express through many native tongues. We illustrate ideas and concepts. We intone thoughts. We recount noble adventures and far-fetched dreams. We spark notions and visions and write the text of life, and we give voice to the heart. We are the humanities.

Art, Architecture & Design

Join talented students from all over the world in an environment that thrives on creativity. Our students graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to become professional artists or designers. We offer majors that focus on painting, three-dimensional work, graphic design, architecture, interior design, and art education. You also have the flexibility to build a portfolio that targets many other niches, such as art therapy, illustration, art history, printmaking and photography.

Behavioral Sciences

Our mission is to provide, within a Christian context, a sound knowledge and foundation in the field and to enhance growth in critical thinking, scientific inquiry and Christian service.


We offer students the opportunity to explore the diversity of life on earth from a variety of scientific perspectives, to develop a sense of God-given responsibility to be good stewards of that life, and to prepare for careers that build on an appreciation of the biological sciences.

Chemistry & Biochemistry

We offer competitive programs that prepare teachers, medical professionals, engineers and more. Our faculty are talented professionals who are dedicated to providing excellent instruction and Christian mentorship.


We prepare students for a lifetime of storytelling. With academic programs in advertising, communication studies, film production, integrated marketing communication, media production, multimedia journalism and public relations, we can help you find your story.

Computer Science

Our mission is to prepare students for participation in all phases of software development, provide a foundation of fundamental concepts which will accommodate emerging technologies, and help students discover their inspired purpose.

Engineering & Physics

Our mission is to prepare Christian professionals to assume leadership roles in their fields, to improve the quality of life for individuals and society, and to contribute to an enhanced understanding of God's creation.

English Language & Literature

We help all students develop critical thinking skills and gain proficiency in expository and persuasive writing. We help prepare English majors for their professions, whether for teaching, graduate study, or a variety of other fields. We model and mentor Christian scholarship.

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences is multidimensional with the overall mission of assisting individuals, families and communities in making informed decisions about their well-being, relationships and resources to achieve optimal quality of life.

Foreign Language & International Studies

Our mission is to equip language learners for service in both local and global communities through the development of intercultural competence and effective communication in one or more world languages.

History & Political Science

Our mission is to provide a quality, Christ-honoring instruction in the study of the past, politics, and public life that enables students to perceive the meaning, and determine the context, of societal issues.


We equip our students with discipline-specific knowledge, skill practice and professional experience via classroom instruction and student teaching or internship capstone experiences necessary for advanced graduate studies and professional careers.


Our mission is to prepare students for careers in the field of mathematics and in data science in addition to equipping students to pursue advanced degrees in mathematics by providing opportunities to learn, use, prove and apply the fundamental concepts of mathematics.

Medical Humanities

This growing interdisciplinary field brings the perspectives of the humanities, arts and social sciences to the study and practice of health care. The College of Arts and Humanities and College of Sciences have partnered to provide students opportunities to pursue diverse paths.


We strives for excellence in all areas of performance and education. You will study with excellent faculty members, have opportunities to travel in the United States and abroad, and work with other talented students who will become friends for a lifetime.


Our goal is to create a collaborative community on an artistic mission. The art of theatre integrates actor, audience, story and space into an immersive experience. It is a reflection of who we are and what we might become.

We strive to lead our students to success in whatever area they pursue.

Within our departments, we offer a broad range of educational opportunities that provide hands-on learning experiences in the classroom, in our laboratories and even work in the field.
Be inspired by our experienced faculty and become involved in projects that provide practical training to prepare you for your future endeavors.
To learn more about the opportunities we provide, explore our undergraduate and graduate majors and programs.


Growth in Knowledge and Service

We believe in the pursuit of sound knowledge and establishing a foundation to enhance growth in critical thinking, scientific inquiry, and Christian service.

  • Harding is a staging ground for the future — you refine your faith here.

    Gehrig Haberstock,
    College of Arts & Sciences

    Gehrig's Story
  • My education is going toward a higher purpose to make our community better.

    Alyssa Anderson,
    College of Arts & Sciences

    Alyssa's Story
  • I will never know everything that God did for us with our body, but it’s fun trying to learn everything.

    Jared Knappe,
    College of Arts & Sciences

    Jared's story
  • I feel like family and consumer science is a good mission platform.

    Rachel Perry,
    College of Arts & Sciences

    Rachel's story
  • My goal is to own a recreation center specifically for inner-city kids.

    Vanessa Lewis,
    College of Arts & Sciences

    Vanessa's story
  • Harding helps you continue to pursue your identity and your purpose.

    Dallas Herrmann,
    College of Arts & Sciences

    Dallas' Story

Contact Us

College of Arts & Sciences


Mailing address:
Harding University
College of Arts & Sciences
HU 10913
Searcy, AR 72149-5615