Program Description

The humanities program is an appropriate choice for students seeking educational development or a focus on interdisciplinary knowledge. Students receive individual and personalized attention from their advisor throughout the program as they self-design the degree around their unique interests and personal goals. It offers broad benefits for career advancement; civic and cultural participation; preparation for law school, seminary or a Ph.D. program; personal enhancement; critical thinking; and understanding the human heritage. Many students are employed in teaching careers, as well as positions in finance, marketing research and writing.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the humanities program requires:

  • a bachelor's degree or equivalent;
  • a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8;
  • a minimum of 20 hours of undergraduate course work in the area of humanities (history, literature, philosophy, etc.);
  • transcripts from all previous colleges or universities; and
  • a cover letter describing why you want to study in humanities.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and admissions occur year round. Apply online at

Graduation Requirements

Students may choose to write a thesis or a scholarly essay that demonstrates their knowledge and ability in the humanities.

For More Information

Dr. Susan A. Schiller, program director
Anspach Hall 032