Chairperson: Ed Crowther, Ph.D.
Email: ercrowth AT adams DOT edu
Telephone: (719) 587-7771    
Professor(s): George Backen, Ph.D.; Mari Centeno, Ph.D.; Ed Crowther, Ph.D.   
Assoc. Professor(s): Richard Goddard, Ph.D.; Richard Loosbrock, Ph.D.; Stephen Roberds, Ph.D.   
Asst. Professor(s): Nick Saenz, Ph.D.   

The Department of History, Anthropology, Philosophy, Political Science, Spanish (HAPPSS) offers a master's degree in humanities, a bachelor's degree in history/government with emphases in history, political science, anthropology, and secondary licensure (social studies), and minors in anthropology, political science, history, philosophy and religious studies. The department also oversees the pre-law and languages programs.


Master of Arts in Humanities

Bachelor of Arts in HAPS (History Emphasis)
Bachelor of Arts in HAPS (Anthropology Emphasis)
Bachelor of Arts in HAPS (Political Science Emphasis)
Bachelor of Arts in HAPS (Social Studies Emphasis - Secondary Teacher Licensure)
Associate of Arts in Social Studies
Minor in History
Minor in Anthropology
Minor in Political Science
Minor in Philosophy
Minor in Religious Studies
Social Studies Emphasis for Elementary Education Licensure
Pre-Law Program

The Pre-Law Program at Adams State University is not a major, but a series of liberal arts courses recommended by the pre-law advisor based upon the individual needs of the students and the challenging requirements for gaining admission into law school. Students major in a variety of disciplines. Irrespective of discipline, students should possess certain core competencies. The 48-hour program below is the designed to assist students in demonstrating these competencies.

For more information about this program, including its track record of placing students in law schools across the country, contact Edward R. Crowther, Ph.D., Pre-Law Advisor, Adams State University, Alamosa, CO 81101. 719-587-7466.