May 27, 2022  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Humanities Major

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The bachelor of arts in humanities (BAH) combines a broadly humanistic education with a specific focus on alleviating the harm and grief that come from socio-economic hardship and related ills in society. The BAH enables students to develop fully those specifically human skills necessary for success in most careers or professions. Many students combine their work toward a BAH with other course work in the life sciences, social sciences, nursing, engineering, business, et al, to complete two undergraduate degrees in four years. Other students move directly from the BAH to attractive opportunities in graduate schools of law, public administration, etc. Still others take advantage of the year saved through the BAH to travel and/or study extensively abroad.



In order to earn the bachelor of arts in humanities through Matteo Ricci College, students must complete 135 quarter credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.25, including the following:

  • HUMT courses as shown below (60)
  • Fine Arts (5)
  • Mathematics (5)
  • Laboratory Science (5)
  • 5
  • Electives approved by advisor or dean (10 to 20)

Areas of Concentration (choose one): (40 to 45)

  • Concentration in a single discipline (40)
  • Concentration in a pre-professional area (e.g., pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-law, business, engineering, etc.) (45)
  • Concentration in a coordinated split discipline (20/20)

Typical Sequencing of Courses


1. Only courses graded C- (1.7) or higher will fulfill the HUMT requirements scheduled for the HUMT 150  and HUMT 180  series. Only those graded C (2.00) or higher will be accepted in fulfillment of all other humanities courses. 2. Matteo Ricci College students who have successfully completed an area of concentration may apply the credits earned toward a second baccalaureate degree in certain major fields of study, subject to the approval of the appropriate school, and the university regulation of 45 minimum additional credits for a second baccalaureate degree. Of these additional 45 credits, at least 30 must be completed in the subject of the second degree regardless of the credits already completed in the Matteo Ricci College area of concentration. 3. The curriculum for students entering Matteo Ricci College from schools other than Seattle Prep will vary only slightly from the requirements listed above, depending on the content of the respective school’s bridge curriculum. Students entering Matteo Ricci College from the consortium schools must earn 135 credits beyond what was earned in the bridge curriculum on the high school campus.

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