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B.A. in Humanities Degree Sheet

A Bachelor of Arts in Humanities specializes in writing-intensive courses which emphasize critical thinking in a broad array of academic and professional arenas. Whether your concentration is Critical Race Studies, Cultural Studies, Religious Studies or Latino Studies, you will be taught by respected national and internationally renowned scholars and authors with expertise in fine arts, communications, drama, literature, history, humanities, music, philosophy, Spanish, or religious studies. A Bachelor of Arts in Humanities will effectively develop the analytical and communication skills employers require in a competitive job market.

About the Program

The Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, at UHD, is a 120-credit-hour program that celebrates all types of intellectual achievement in the visual and performing arts, literature, Western and World cultures, and science and technology.

There are four concentrations available:

  • Critical Race Studies facilitates an interdisciplinary, academic study of the way various forms of racism contribute to develop and maintain cultural, social, institutional, and legal power structures that marginalize members of various and often intersecting populations.
  • Cultural Studies is the investigation and appreciation of the major intellectual trends of humanity, including literature, fine arts, politics, philosophy, and science. This course is available online or face-to-face.
  • Latino Studies explores the linguistic, cultural, sociopolitical, historical, artistic, and literary elements that constitute the Latino, Hispanic, and Latin American experiences.
  • Religious Studies is the study of Western and World religions, and theology for careers in ministry, pastoral counseling, non-profit work, or other faith-based professions.

Majoring in Humanities will offer great flexibility in your choice of coursework. As a Humanities major, you will be trained to think, write and prescribe a course of action that clearly and creatively addresses the complex, contemporary problems that demand a broad awareness of different disciplines.

Affiliated Student Organizations

UHD Debate Team is open to all students who are interested in improving their public speaking skills. Students participate in debates with fellow members, other organizations, and UHD professors.

Sigma Alpha Pi–The National Society of Leadership and Success is an honor society whose mission is 'building leaders who make a better world'. The Society offers life-changing lectures from the nation's leading presenters, and serves as a powerful force of good by encouraging and organizing action to better the world.

Career Options

A Bachelor of Arts in Humanities prepares graduates for a variety of careers:

  • Human Services
  • Journalism
  • Policy Development
  • Public Administration
  • Retail Management
  • Teaching

Getting Started

Median Salary

According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the national average salary of a [high school] teacher is $58,030; [middle school] teacher is $56,720; editor is $57,210; and writer is $61,240.

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