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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Humanities, BA

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The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Humanities degree offers an opportunity for an accelerated course of study, one that constitutes both a core and a major. The coursework invites students to learn from local, national, and global voices. It explores major themes of meaning, justice, and identity. It also cultivates ethical awareness, artistic and creative sensibility, and effective communication skills.

Program Requirements

All students are expected to make normal progress toward completing the required courses in sequence. They must maintain a cumulative academic grade point average of 2.00 or higher. Students failing to meet these expectations will be placed on probation for up to two consecutive quarters, and thereafter are subject to dismissal from the program.

Students who are contemplating studying for two degrees in four years are required to declare the second degree and be assigned an additional advisor from within that school as soon as possible.


In order to earn the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Humanities, students must complete 135 quarter credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00, including the following:

III. Humanities Major Requirements: 5 credits

IV. Area of Concentration: 40 to 45 credits

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

V. General Electives: 15 to 20 credits

VI. Fourth Year - Second Degree: 45 credits


  1. BAH 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 BAH area of concentration.
  2. Students entering the BAH from the consortium schools must earn 135 credits beyond what was earned in the bridge curriculum on the high school campus.
  3. No more than 35 transfer credits can be accepted in fulfillment of the BAH.

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