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The School of Humanities and Sciences is the center of a world-class liberal arts education.

  • 49 Departments and Programs
  • 50 Undergraduate Majors
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In the Moment

A rainbow stretches across Jane Stanford Way between rain showers from a winter storm on Thursday, Feb. 1. 

Photo by LiPo Ching/Stanford University

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Every day, Stanford students and faculty bring the humanities to life as they explore the ideas, cultures, and peoples that shape the human experience. And studying the humanities and arts prepares students to build a good life and a better world in successful careers across the globe. 

Explore the Humanities and Arts guide

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Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Biology Research Building