The School of Humanities and Sciences is the center of a world-class liberal arts education and groundbreaking foundational research at Stanford University.
Studying the humanities helps us record the past, understand the present, and shape the tools to imagine the future. At Stanford, humanities faculty and students explore big questions as they investigate the human experience in exciting, collaborative ways. Every day, they pursue knowledge that will enrich and transform our world.
From new evidence about the origin of the universe to using the world's largest distributed supercomputer to fight disease, researchers push the boundaries of knowledge. The best way to become a scientist is to do science, so faculty encourage students to ask hard questions and test their ideas. Stanford's interdisciplinary, collaborative culture catalyzes this process of discovery.