College of Humanities & Fine Arts

B.A. in Humanities

The term “Humanities” refers to a broad range of subjects—including art, architecture, history, music, dance, languages, literature, philosophy, ethics, and religion.  Students who select Humanities as a major study the achievements of the human heart and mind; they work within a variety of disciplines in order to acquire a deeper understanding of themselves, civilization, and the world.

A degree in Humanities provides a classic liberal education, an education which helps prepare students for any occupation in the business or professional world that requires understanding, sensitivity, imagination, skill in oral and written communication, and the adaptability that comes from a broad cultural and intellectual background.  It also provides a firm foundation for those students who hope to attend graduate school and who, thereafter, intend to pursue a career in higher education.

As an interdisciplinary program with links to every department within the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, the Humanities program provides access to a nationally acclaimed faculty, leading-edge research facilities, and award-winning arts programs.

A Humanities major or minor is ideal for students who are interested in the artistic, spiritual, and intellectual traditions that stand behind and continue to shape the world in which they live.