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Explore 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.

A Minor in Humanities and Art History is also available through Interdisciplinary Studies. Consult your advisor.

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Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Humanities

(Upper division courses may be used to fulfill lower division requirements.)

ENGL Writing or Literature 3
HIST History (non-U.S.) 3
HUMN 110 Intro to Humanities 3
HUMN 210 Exploring World Religions 3
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PSYC Intro to Psychology 3
Two semesters of one foreign language 6
Total Credits 18


ENGL 381 Language, Thought, and Culture 3
ENGL Any Upper Division English 3
HIST or ARTH Any Upper Division History or Art History 3
HUMN 493 Senior Project 3
PHIL Any Upper Division Philosophy 3
PSYC Any Upper Division Psychology 3
Total Credits 18

BREADTH (Lower or upper division)

One Course from International Studies or Business 3
One Course from Art or Digital Entertainment 3
One Course from Science and Technology 3
Total 9

*Requirements listed above are based off the 2015-2016 Catalog, for other information check past catalogs or graduation requirements.