Philosophy, history, activism, culture, religion — all of these make up the “humanities.” We examine the relationship of people to people and people to their world.

Majoring or minoring in Humanities creates a foundation for service and professionalism. Students can expect intensive work in multiple dimensions of culture, with a special emphasis on the skills needed for leadership and research.

  • See History: Each of our programs puts the past in touch with the present. Students who see the past at work in the problems of today will see them more clearly.
  • Think On Your Feet: The humanities emphasize a student’s ability to put problems in context and see them from multiple perspectives. Tools like Reacting to the Past push our students to articulate nuanced problems in professional and civic ethics.
  • Put It Together: Professional and civic life places new demands on BSU graduates. Courses in history, politics and art prepare our students to put technical knowledge in touch with knowledge of a variety of cultures and ways of life.

Speak with an advisor about a degree in humanities, especially if you are considering a future in: law, religion, public policy, human rights, non-profit work, the arts or graduate school in the social sciences or humanities.

Undergraduate Majors

Undergraduate Minors


Equity Certificate

For more information on the courses in this program, visit the course catalog.