Students studying together at a table in the library. background

Major requirements


Humanities major

Humanities divisional major

Total Credits Required: 60

Students desiring a broader range of courses than is found in a single discipline may choose a divisional major. The following provisions govern this program:

Students interested in this major should meet with the dean of humanities who, in consultation with the student, will select an advisor or advisors. The student and advisor(s) will structure a proposal and major program according to the following rules:


  • The major program will consist of 60 credits in the humanities division chosen by the student in consultation with the advisor.
  • Twenty-four of these credits must be at an advanced (300 or above) level.
  • HUMA 100 Introduction to Humanities must be included in the early years of the major program.
  • HUMA 489 must be taken during the student’s final semester.
  • Student proposals must include a rationale, a statement of academic and career goals, courses to be included, and a semester completion plan including core curriculum. Proposed courses must have a certain relevance to the student’s explicit purposes and the overall program should exhibit reasonable integrity.
  • A student pursuing a humanities divisional major may not pursue a second major or a minor in a discipline in the division of humanities.