Humanities

B.A. in Humanities


The Humanities Division offers an interdisciplinary major leading to a B.A. in Humanities. This flexible program is intended to serve students who already are established in careers or whose professional goals and personal interests require an interdisciplinary course of study. Students are permitted into the program only with the approval of the coordinator of the Division and, subsequently, must be closely counseled by a faculty member in their department of concentration in order to develop a coherent and well-integrated program.


Graduation Requirements

Students must satisfy the Placement, Proficiency, Orientation and Core Curiculum criteria outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of this bulletin.

Core Curriculum requirements for this major are summarized below:
Core Seminar 3 credits
Humanities
English Composition 3 credits
English Literature 6 credits
Philosophy 6 credits
Foreign Language 6 credits
Social Sciences
History 6 credits
Social Sciences (ANT, ECO, POL, PSY, SOC) 6 credits
Science and Mathematics
Mathematics 3 - 4 credits
Science (BIO, CHM, PHY) 10 credits
Communication, Visual & Performing Arts
Speech 3 credits
Visual & Performing Arts (ART, DNC, MUS, THE) 3 credits
Major Requirements

Prior to taking 100 level courses as listed below, students must complete English literature, foreign language and philosophy core requirements. In consultation with the Humanities Division advisor, students must take twelve (12) to fifteen (15) credits from one of the following areas:

  • Africana Studies Concentration - Africana Studies courses 100-level or higher
  • English Concentration - English courses 100-level or higher
  • Foreign Language Concentration - Foreign language courses 100-level or higher in one language
  • Gender Studies Concentration - Gender Studies courses 100-level or higher
  • Philosophy Concentration - Philosophy courses 100-level or higher

In consulation with Humanities division advisor, students must take twelve (12) to fifteen (15) additional credits from the following. These credits must be taken in Humanities Division departments that are outside of the students' concentration area. Credits taken in the area of art, music, dance or theatre are acceptable.

  • Africana Studies courses 100-level or higher
  • English courses 100-level or higher
  • Foreign Language courses 100-level or higher in one language
  • Gender Studies courses 100-level or higher
  • Philosophy courses 100-level or higher
  • Art courses 100-level or higher
  • Dance courses 100-level or higher
  • Music courses 100-level or higher
  • Theater courses 100-level or higher
Credit and GPA Requirements
  • Minimum Total Credits: 120
  • Minimum Liberal Arts & Sciences Credits: 90
  • Minimum Major Credits: 24-30
  • Minimum Credits in Courses > 100 Level: 48
  • Minimum Major GPA: 2.0
  • Minimum Overall GPA: 2.0

CONTACT

Richard L. Conolly
College of Liberals Arts & Sciences

Scott Krawczyk, Dean