Degree Requirements

Major Requirements for a B.A. in Humanities

In addition to meeting the course requirements for Humanities, all students must also fulfill the General Education requirements for the Undergraduate College. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities requires 120 credits. 

A total of 36 credits are required. Fifteen credits must be in a concentration chosen from one of the disciplines in the Humanities. These disciplines are History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Studio Art or History of Art, and English Literature. In addition to the concentration, students must take at least one course from each Humanities discipline.Two 3-credits seminars, HUM-0352, Humanities Seminar-Methodology, and HUM-0360, Senior Research Seminar: Integrating the Humanities, are also required.

General Education Requirements 57 to 58 credits

Required Courses 36 credits

Five courses in one of the Humanities Disciplines15 credits

One course in each of the remaining five disciplines15 credits
HUM-0352Humanities Seminar – Methodology3 credits
HUM-0360Senior Research Seminar3 credits


The remaining credit hours are electives and can consist of courses in the Humanities, but should not be limited to those particular disciplines.