From psychology to outdoor leadership, our division is central to YHC’s academic core. We bridge the sciences and liberal arts, discovering new knowledge and understandings of the complexities of human behavior, culture and social issues. YHC wants you to be the best version of yourself. Complementing our academics, we educate the whole person to build on your morals, integrity and humanity. We make ethics and global understanding part of the discussion across all disciplines—it even drives some of our innovative programs. Here, the classroom and public service intersect so you can make a real difference in the world. While our division is home to some of the largest lecture classes on campus, our largest classes only consist of around 30 students. That small class size is rare at other institutions, but a priority for YHC. This fosters such a sense of belonging, you can’t help but feel comfortable as you learn, grow and prosper. That comfort allows for more interaction with your professors and peers, which sparks debate and learning. So you get more out of your education and feel more confident about your ideas after graduation—in whatever program or career you choose.
This degree exposes you to the vast social, cultural, military, economic, political and intellectual details, and experiences of the past to better understand and impact the future. More than memorizing dates, you’ll discuss topics openly to develop critical thinking and analytical skills. You’ll come to understand individuals, groups, societies and nations from every angle.
Aspire to goals others may think unattainable. Whether that’s helping grow the family business or starting your own nonprofit organization, you’ll need to know the basics of commerce as well as government regulations that affect it. This innovative program combines traditional business courses with courses in ethics and in public policy formulation and analysis.
Outdoor leadership is about working with people, nature and the community. In this field, you will have the opportunity to change lives through vibrant and challenging outdoor experiences. You will learn leadership skills and guide others through a variety of outdoor pursuits as you adventure in the great outdoors
Explore the complexities of developmental, abnormal, learning and biological psychology. Learn about yourself and others. Although this field is over a century old, there’s always something new to learn and interesting ways to apply your knowledge. Majors get involved with scientific research on campus, interdisciplinary work, student organizations and volunteer opportunities.
Sport has long been a major part of our culture and many others, and remains a significant part of society - and students will get to study its place within these realms. They will also explore the significance of sport and its relationship to other social institutions such as the media, economy, family, education and politics.