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Bachelor of Arts
Humanities

Humanities
Bachelor of Arts
AT A GLANCE
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
TUITION
  • $248 per credit hour (Europe)
  • $250 per credit hour (Downrange)

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Gain a critical understanding of the world through studying the ideas and values of cultures at UMGC Europe.

Like other liberal arts majors, a major in humanities offers a solid base of critical thinking on which to build a career or further study. This major will broaden your understanding of yourself and your interaction with the world and provide a perspective on cultural and intellectual heritage while offering tools to use that knowledge in the real world.

You'll explore how individuals and groups understand their existence, their place within their cultures, and their responsibility to others and the physical world.


About the Humanities Bachelor's Degree

The major in humanities offers an interdisciplinary curriculum in which you’ll develop the analysis and communication skills that employers value. You’ll be immersed in a multidisciplinary study of global culture as you analyze art, philosophy, literature, religion, film, theater, music, and technology.

  • (3 Credits, HUMN 100)
  • (3 Credits, PHIL 100)
  • (3 Credits, PHIL 140)
  • (3 Credits, HIST 115)
    or (3 Credits, HIST 116)
    or (3 Credits, HIST 141)
    or (3 Credits, HIST 142)
  • (3 Credits, MUSC 210)
    or any level MUSC course
  • (3 Credits, ARTH 372)
    or any upper-level ARTH course
  • (3 Credits, PHIL 304)
    or any upper-level PHIL course
  • (3 Credits, HUMN 351)
    or any upper-level HUMN course
  • (3 Credits, PHIL 349)
    or any upper-level PHIL course
  • (3 Credits, ENGL 406)
    or any upper-level ENGL course
  • (3 Credits, HUMN 495)

Electives

The bachelor's degree in humanities requires 46 credits in minor and/or elective coursework.

A degree with a major in humanities requires the successful completion of 120 credits of coursework, including 33 credits for the major; 41 credits in general education requirements; and 46 credits in the minor, electives, and other degree requirements. At least 17 credits in the major must be earned in upper-level courses (numbered 300 or above). See overall degree requirements.

Research and Computer Literacy Courses


  • (3 Credits, PACE 111M) or 
    (3 Credits, PACE 111C) or other PACE 111 course (to be taken in first 6 credits)

  • (1 Credit, LIBS 150) or 
    (1 Credit, CAPL 398A) or other general education elective

  • (3 Credits, IFSM 201) or 
    (3 Credits, CMST 301) or another computing course appropriate to the academic major

Communications Courses


  • (3 Credits, WRTG 111) or 
    (3 Credits, WRTG 291) or other writing course

  • (3 Credits, WRTG 112)

  • (3 Credits, SPCH 100) or other communication, writing, or speech course

  • (3 Credits, WRTG 391) or other advanced upper-level writing course

Math Course


  • (3 Credits, MATH 105) or other approved math or statistics course

Arts and Humanities Courses


  • (3 Credits, HIST 157) or other arts and humanities course

  • (3 Credits, ENGL 240) or foreign language course or other arts and humanities course

Behavioral and Social Science Courses


  • (3 Credits, ECON 201) or 
    (3 Credits, PSYC 100) or other behavioral and social science course

  • (3 Credits, GVPT 170) or other behavioral and social science course

Biological and Physical Sciences Courses


  • (3 Credits, BIOL 101) and 
    (1 Credit, BIOL 102) or other paired science lecture and laboratory courses

  • (3 Credits, NUTR 100) or 
    (3 Credits, BIOL 160) or other science lecture course

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

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