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Foster Your Interests by Exploring Various Disciplines 

The humanities is an interdisciplinary major with required courses drawn from six academic programs of the humanities offered at College of Saint Mary. In addition to the courses, a project integrating knowledge and insights from two or more humanities areas is required.

As a humanities program graduate you will gain a broad background in the liberal arts and contribute to your career awareness of the intellectual, emotional, physical, ethical and aesthetic whole person as well as an acute understanding of, and sensitivity to, the human condition – qualities essential in interpersonal relationships in all professions.

The humanities disciplines include arts, communications, English, history, music, philosophy and theology.

Required Courses for Your Major

48 credit hours of the arts, music, English, history, theology, philosophy or communications.

15 credit hours each of your two major areas (two of the above).

Requirements for Graduation from College of Saint Mary

To graduate with a bachelor’s degree in humanities, you must complete 128 credit hours — 47 in general education courses, 48 credit hours in major courses, 12 credit hours in supporting courses and 21 credit hours in electives.

The Assurance of Accreditation

The assurance of regional accreditation means that our degrees have been evaluated for their outcomes — including how well they prepare you to meet the needs of your employers, yourself and our global society.  College of Saint Mary is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

Requirements for Admission to College of Saint Mary

  • High school transcript with GPA and class rank. Unofficial transcripts may be reviewed for admissions purposes, but official transcripts are required before you start classes.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0
  • ACT score of 18 or higher or SAT score of 860 – 890 (verbal + math) or higher
  • Personal interview (if applicable)
  • Transcripts from any post high school institutions for transfer students. Students who have earned 12 or more credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.0 from other institutions qualify as transfers.
  • $30 application fee

Academic Description

Foster Your Interests by Exploring Various Disciplines 

The humanities is an interdisciplinary major with required courses drawn from six academic programs of the humanities offered at College of Saint Mary. In addition to the courses, a project integrating knowledge and insights from two or more humanities areas is required.

As a humanities program graduate you will gain a broad background in the liberal arts and contribute to your career awareness of the intellectual, emotional, physical, ethical and aesthetic whole person as well as an acute understanding of, and sensitivity to, the human condition – qualities essential in interpersonal relationships in all professions.

The humanities disciplines include arts, communications, English, history, music, philosophy and theology.

Accreditation

The Assurance of Accreditation

The assurance of regional accreditation means that our degrees have been evaluated for their outcomes — including how well they prepare you to meet the needs of your employers, yourself and our global society.  College of Saint Mary is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

Admissions Requirements

Requirements for Admission to College of Saint Mary

  • High school transcript with GPA and class rank. Unofficial transcripts may be reviewed for admissions purposes, but official transcripts are required before you start classes.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0
  • ACT score of 18 or higher or SAT score of 860 – 890 (verbal + math) or higher
  • Personal interview (if applicable)
  • Transcripts from any post high school institutions for transfer students. Students who have earned 12 or more credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.0 from other institutions qualify as transfers.
  • $30 application fee

Curriculum

Required Courses for Your Major

48 credit hours of the arts, music, English, history, theology, philosophy or communications.

15 credit hours each of your two major areas (two of the above).

Degree Requirements

Requirements for Graduation from College of Saint Mary

To graduate with a bachelor’s degree in humanities, you must complete 128 credit hours — 47 in general education courses, 48 credit hours in major courses, 12 credit hours in supporting courses and 21 credit hours in electives.