Arts and Communication

Bachelor of Arts in Humanities

The Bachelor of Arts in humanities is an interdisciplinary program with an emphasis on literature, history, philosophy, and the fine arts. As a study of the thoughts, actions and values of human beings, along with a comprehensive background in science, mathematics and computers, the humanities major has broad applicability. As a result of the ample allotment of electives, students may adapt the program to individual needs and interests. The major also prepares graduates for a wide variety of careers, including teaching, editing, law, public relations, the military, advertising and copy writing. Students wishing to pursue graduate study will be prepared to enter programs in their respective areas of concentration, such as history, philosophy or literature.

The Bachelor of Arts degree program in humanities is an interdisciplinary program of liberal studies with an emphasis on literature, history, philosophy and the fine arts. As a study of the thoughts, actions and values of human beings, along with a comprehensive background in science, mathematics and computers, the humanities major has broad applicability. As a result of the ample allotment of electives, students may adapt the program to individual needs and interests. The major also prepares graduates for a wide variety of careers, including teaching, editing, law, public relations, the military, advertising and copywriting. Students wishing to pursue graduate study will be prepared to enter programs in their respective areas of concentration, such as history, philosophy or literature.

Program Overview / Curriculum

The Capstone Project

What can I do with a Humanities degree?

The applicability of a Humanities degree is essentially endless. Instead of limiting yourself to a narrow specialty, a degree in the Humanities cultivates your universal knowledge base and develops a deeper understanding and appreciation of the world at large. A BA in Humanities will teach you how to articulate informed opinions, effectively communicate complex ideas, and analyze and formulate compelling arguments—an essential skill set that can be utilized in almost any job.

Peter Lynch, one of the most prolific fund managers on Wall Street, who increased Fidelity’s Magellan Fund from $18 million to $14 billion during his tenure, advocates the applicability of a Humanities degree: “As I look back on it now, it's obvious that studying history and philosophy was much better preparation for the stock market than, say, studying statistics. ... Logic is the subject that's helped me the most in picking stocks, if only because it taught me to identify the peculiar illogic of Wall Street."

Moreover, a Humanities degree is the perfect pre-professional foundation for future study. Test scores have consistently placed students of the Humanities as some of the highest ranking test takers for both the GRE and LSAT exams.

A Humanities degree translates into limitless career opportunities. Graduates with Humanities degrees have become diplomats, editors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, foreign correspondents, professors, interpreters, narrators, agents, book critics, composers, custom decorators, lobbyists, writers, and museum curators.

  • Anthropologist
  • Appraiser
  • Radio Broadcaster
  • TV Broadcaster
  • CEO
  • Counselor
  • Curator
  • Diplomat
  • Editor
  • Event Planner
  • Instructor
  • Publisher
  • Historian
  • International Relations Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Paralegal
  • Professor
  • Lobbyist
  • Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Researcher
  • Screenwriter
  • Translator
  • Writer