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The Humanities degree is designed for self-motivated students who seek interdisciplinary studies in arts, literature, and the social sciences. Instead of pursuing a traditional major, the Humanities student works with a faculty advisor to create an individualized plan of study connecting disciplines by specializing in a topic set, problems, or a specific perspective. This approach typically replaces a traditional major and minor.

Careers for Humanities Major

Humanities is widely transferable degree applicable to any number of professions, including:

  • Social scientist
  • Advertising Sales Agent
  • Technical Writer
  • Artist
  • Counselor
  • Event Organizer
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Travel Agent

Degree Requirements

  • The B.A. in Humanities requires a minimum of 120 total credit hours.
  • All required and elective courses must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better.

Humanities Major Requirements

  • Students are required to complete 30 semester credit hours in Humanities. Those courses include two 2000 level history courses, two upper-level English courses and two courses in either Communication or a foreign language.
  • Students are also required to complete four lower-level courses in Art, Drama, Music, or HUMA 4301.
  • Of the 30 required semester credit hours, 24 must be interdisciplinary area of concentration.

The courses are to be dispersed among Art, Communication, English, History, Music, Spanish, or another Humanities-related discipline (for example a foreign language, Philosophy, or Religious Studies, upon consultation with the program head). Students must enroll in at least two, but no more than four, fields and in at least two courses in each chosen field. 

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