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Field of Study: Humanities

Introduction

Humanities programs teach students about a culture through its creative expressions.

 

Overview

Humanities programs include topics such as:

  • Literature
  • Arts
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Religion

Concentrations
In humanities programs students may be able to specialize in:

  • Film
  • Cultural studies
  • Classical studies

Many colleges and universities offer interdisciplinary bachelor's degrees in humanities. Interdisciplinary programs combine courses from several college departments. In humanities it may be arts, literature, and religion.

A degree in humanities can provide good preparation for many graduate programs.

Schools
Most community colleges offer associate degree programs in humanities. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study.

Many colleges and universities offer a bachelor's degree in humanities. A bachelor's degree usually takes four years of full-time study to complete.

Some universities offer graduate degrees in humanities. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.