Field of Study: Humanities
Humanities programs teach students about a culture through its creative expressions.
Humanities programs include topics such as:
In humanities programs students may be able to specialize in:
- 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.
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.