Majors may earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in Humanistic Studies. Typically a student begins the major in her junior year unless she is planning to student-teach, to attend the Washington semester or India program, or to study abroad at any time during her junior or senior year. In these cases, the student should enter the program as a sophomore.


Bachelor of Arts, Major in Humanistic Studies (27 hours)

All of the following taken in sophomore or junior year:

  • HUST 242 Art and Culture
  • HUST 321 Cultural History I: Medieval Culture
  • HUST 322 Cultural History II: Renaissance and Reformation
  • HUST 323 Colloquium I
  • HUST 324 Colloquium II

All of the following taken in junior or senior year:

  • HUST 461 Cultural History III: Absolutism, Enlightenment, and Revolution
  • HUST 462 Cultural History IV: The Modern World
  • HUST 463 Colloquium III
  • HUST 464 Colloquium IV

Double Majors/Minors
Courses taken outside the major may be selected to provide the student with a second area of concentration. Many students combine a major in Humanistic Studies with a major or minor in another discipline such as economics, English, political science, history, philosophy, psychology or religious studies. With careful planning, students have double-majored in the fine arts, science, or business.