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Humanities Department

The humanities department seeks to build the foundation of a biblical, liberal arts education in language, history, writing, literature, and government. Programs offered by this department equip students to become well-rounded, knowledgeable professionals who are able to communicate truth and wisdom in diverse fields such as education, journalism, law, business, and government.

Dr. Denise McCollim

Dean of Arts and Sciences

Mrs. Marie Thompson

Chair of Humanities Department

In PCC’s humanities department, you’ll develop marketable skills in writing, speaking, analysis, research, and countless other areas. You’ll rise to the top as a highly capable individual, an asset to any business or ministry.

But even more valuable: you will become an increasingly rare well-rounded, knowledgeable citizen who is articulate and insightful.

You’ll understand the “big picture” of history and literature. You’ll know how to wisely apply God’s Truth to past and present ideas—and you’ll know how to communicate that wisdom to your generation.

The Division of Arts and Sciences comprises the engineering and computer science, humanities, natural sciences, and nursing departments of Pensacola Christian College, each of which offers undergraduate degrees. The nursing department also offers a graduate degree.

In studying the human experience, students learn about historical, political, literary, and intellectual developments that reveal the constant, unfolding relationship between God and man. Faculty emphasize the significance and artistry involved in the written and oral communication about this relationship by teaching skills relating to information literacy, critical analysis, persuasion, craft, and research. Practical, biblically-integrated courses facilitate conversations about freedom, justice, equity, morality, beauty, and truth.

Since a common body of knowledge and language are key elements of a liberal arts education, every student takes English grammar and composition courses as well as survey courses in literature and history.

Quick Facts


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Department News

Patrick Callahan: Perspective in Public Service

Pre-law graduate Patrick Callahan has enjoyed making a difference for the American people and in the lives of his clients.

Mark Wainwright: From Publishing Editor to Classroom Instructor

Faculty member Mark Wainwright challenges writing students to positively influence others through the power of writing.

Success Stories

Sara Lefevers
Congressional Aide—District 1

Sara Lefevers (criminal justice ’14) is making a difference every day as a U.S. Congressional Aide. See how her PCC teachers helped shape her Christian outlook on the political world and prepare her to serve others.

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