Ellis College of Arts and Sciences

The mission of the Matt Locke Ellis College of Arts and Sciences is to promote the highest quality of learning, scholarship, and artistic expression in order to develop in each student critical and creative skills including problem solving, analytical thinking, and effective communication that will lead to successful careers, fulfilling lives, and lifelong learning. To that end, we provide advanced study in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences and a broad-based liberal arts core curriculum for all Henderson students.

The Ellis College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college at Henderson, uniting Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Mathematics, Science, and Nursing. The college contains twelve departments and two interdisciplinary units which offer over forty majors, forty minors, twelve certificates, and three graduate degrees. Small classes and dedicated faculty help students discover their passions, study subjects deeply and broadly, and bridge their academic interests to life and career success. 

We invite you to explore the many programs in the Ellis College of Arts and Sciences and to see just how many opportunities there are for student success.  


Ellis College of Arts and Sciences
Henderson State University
1100 Henderson Street
HSU Box 7600
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001
McBrien 115