Undergraduate Programs

Why Study Humanities?

“The sciences are the ‘how,’ and the humanities are the ‘why’—why are we here, why do we believe in the things we believe in. I don’t think you can have the ‘how’ without the ‘why.’” 

—George Lucas, director of “Star Wars”

The study of Humanities helps us understand other cultures and teaches us about the similarities that bind us together as well as the differences that make us unique. It also cultivates transferable, marketable skills such as critical thinking, communication, empirical and quantitative reasoning, and collaboration—all while imparting a sense of personal and social responsibility.


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Honors in Humanities

Dive deeper into your area of concentration by writing an honors thesis.

 


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Real-World Experience

Humanities majors can gain hands-on experience in their fields of interest through study abroad programs and other opportunities outside the classroom.


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What you can do with a Humanities degree

A Humanities major can prepare you to work in many fields. Learn about possible careers paths.


Advising and Academic Support

Schedule an appointment with a faculty or peer advisor and get answers to your questions.

Departmental Advising and Support

Scholarships and Awards

Learn about ways to apply for funding through the Humanities Program.

Explore Scholarships and Awards

Events

International GE Time Together
May20
International GE Time Together May 20 Susan Campbell Hall
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic
May20
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic May 20 Global Scholars Hall
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic
May20
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic May 20 Global Scholars Hall
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic
May20
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic May 20 Global Scholars Hall
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic
May20
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic May 20 Global Scholars Hall
Career Readiness Check-In for Graduating Ducks (Drop-In Coaching Day)
May21
Career Readiness Check-In for Graduating Ducks (Drop-In Coaching Day) May 21 Willie and Donald Tykeson Hall
Department of History Seminar Series
May21
Department of History Seminar Series May 21 McKenzie Hall
Cinema Studies Presents: Meet and Mingle with Marmoset Music's Bob Werner
May21
Cinema Studies Presents: Meet and Mingle with Marmoset Music's Bob Werner May 21 Knight Library
Jamie Richards: The Third Way: Translation in and out of Comparative Literature
May21
Jamie Richards: The Third Way: Translation in and out of Comparative Literature May 21 Gerlinger Hall
Black Joy Sessions: Finding Joy Within
May22
Black Joy Sessions: Finding Joy Within May 22 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center