The College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences (CHBS) offers students the individualized attention of a small liberal arts experience with the resources of a larger comprehensive institution. Students pursue studies across eight departments – Criminal Justice, English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology – as well as the School of Communication and several interdisciplinary programs. CHBS students develop the critical competencies and habits of mind that serve them well in their academic and professional careers.

What Makes CHBS Unique

  • CHBS offers state-of-the-art classrooms, including collaborative learning spaces for students; an advertising center; a writing center; specialized teaching spaces, including a mock trial/moot courtroom; a professional quality broadcasting studio; a forensic laboratory; a social media watch center; and a fully functional Emergency Operation Center.
  • The Department of Criminal Justice's Center for Police Practice, Policy and Research includes faculty experts in police leadership, police/community relations, proactive crime reduction strategies, crime analysis, criminal law and critical incident management.

Your Support Makes a Difference

CHBS students receive an exceptional education that gives them the necessary skills - critical thinking, effective writing, compelling speaking and intellectual exploration - to compete in a global market. They balance rigorous class schedules with many hours of study. Their success requires time to focus on their academics without the additional demands of working long hours to finance their education. They also need the added value of experiences, which enhance their education, including learning abroad, undergraduate research and internships.




Scholarships aid in recruiting the most qualified students, while providing an opportunity for students to focus on their studies.

Funds for Student Travel

Attending and presenting at conferences, international learning opportunities and internships encourage students to be global citizens and prepare them to be well-rounded practitioners after graduation.

Endowed Professorships

Endowed professorships boister the University's reputation for academic excellence and attract world-class faculty to Radford University.

Support for Emerging Technologies

Exposing students to innovative ideas and cutting-edge technology will better position graduates for careers in an increasingly technological world.

CHBS Excellence Fund

CHBS students have everyday needs. Your financial support helps address critical priorities for students and academic programs.

"Through the I/O psychology program, I am able to learn about a vast range of topics like job analysis, employment law, personnel selection, psychometrics, multivariate statistics and organizational psychology. Along with extensive coursework, I am also gaining applicable experience through our client projects."

Coleman Gentry, Industrial and Organizational Psychology