Department of Humanities

The Department of Humanities encompasses a variety of academic disciplines from which students may select a program.  

The overall objectives of the Humanities programs are preparation for careers in personnel management, technical writing, publishing, editing, the civil service and the law, as well as providing the basic subject matter for careers in teaching the humanities.  A major in one of the disciplines in humanities also provides a solid basis for entering graduate school in the respective discipline.

The Department of Humanities offers the following degrees:

  • A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Communication Arts.
  • A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English.
  • A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Liberal Studies.
  • An Associate of Arts degree with a major in Liberal Studies.
  • A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Philosophy and Religion Studies.

In addition, by using the Self-Design option, a student may tailor a course of studies to meet personal goals. Courses must be selected from two or more of the University’s disciplines, major and minor areas must be defined, and two faculty members in the disciplines to be studied must endorse the self-design proposal.  The proposal must then be approved by the College Deans. For further information, consult the College Deans.

From Our Alumni

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