The SHSS mission is to contribute to the development of education in the Social Sciences and the Liberal Arts in Morocco and the world. SHSS serves the entire University by providing all Al Akhawayn students with the intellectual skills and training that are the essence of a Liberal Arts education. Through the rich traditions of the Humanities students gain a new respect for the heritage of creativity which surrounds and enriches their lives and their own place in that ongoing human drama. Exposure to the debates, methods and practices of the Social Sciences provides students with critical thinking, as well as perspectives and tools to meet the many challenges they will face in their careers and their communities.
The School of Humanities and Social Sciences provides innovative degree programs in applied Social Sciences with an emphasis on interdisciplinary, critical and analytical skills, as well as practical learning. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences also has a mandate to encourage dialogue and debates among different cultures and civilizations in an academic atmosphere characterized by pluralism, respect for the other, and academic freedom.