The humanities major explores the depths of philosophy, expression, and the human mind.


Students develop skills to critically look at life, society, and diverse cultures. Students explore questions that have intrigued humans for centuries, and focus on the complexities of existence and examine the answers provided by world cultures and the experiences of the past.

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Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Humanities
Lower Division Requirements
(Upper division courses may be used to fulfill lower division requirements.)Credits
HUMN 110Introduction to Humanities3
PHIL 101Introduction to Philosophy3
HISTHistory (non-U.S.)3
ENGLWriting or Literature3
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology3
HUMN 210Exploring World Religions3
Two semesters of one foreign language6
Upper Division RequirementsCredits
ENGL 381Language, Thought, and Culture3
PSYC 441Environmental Perception and Human Dev.3
ENGLAny Upper Division English3
PSYCAny Upper Division Psychology3
HIST or ARTHAny Upper Division History or Art History3
HUMN 493Senior Project3
BREADTH (Lower or upper division.)
One Course from International Studies or Business3
One Course from Art or Digital Entertainment3
One Course from Science and Technology3
Humanities Requirements51
General Education Core30
General Electives39