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Bachelor's Degree in Humanities

B.A. in humanities

The College of Arts and Sciences interdisciplinary majors provide options for those who have not chosen a specialized major. They offer opportunities to create individual fields of emphasis for those who want to pursue multidisciplinary solutions to the world’s complex problems.

One option is humanities, a multidisciplinary major that explores human thought and culture, enabling better understanding and promoting of existing and new traditions. Creativity, imagination and interpretation are each central to humanistic study.

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Learning and creativity come together as students in many majors, such as humanities, connect with each other by sharing their experiences and learning opportunities.

The K-State difference

Students in the humanities multidisciplinary program work closely with a College of Arts and Sciences advisor to develop a plan of study with a thematic emphasis. Employers have a growing recognition that individuals who are broadly trained, have cultural knowledge, think well and analyze logically, and express themselves clearly and persuasively are highly desirable employees.

Because our students are given these tools, as well as an academic focus, they are often readily accepted in graduate and professional programs.

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Did you know?

Humanities students earn 36 credit hours in two or more humanities disciplines, allowing for an even broader academic perspective.

Courses and curriculum

The humanities disciplines include:

  • American ethnic studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Art history
  • Communication studies
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • History
  • Literature
  • Mass communications
  • Modern languages
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Theater
  • Gender, women and sexuality studies

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What can I do with a degree in humanities?

Employers have a growing recognition that individuals who are broadly trained, have cultural knowledge, think well and analyze logically, and express themselves clearly and persuasively are highly desirable employees. Career options include:

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Undergraduate research

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At a public research university like K-State, you'll have direct access to research opportunities from the start. K-State undergraduates have studied sustainable energy, cancer cells, musical lyrics and many other topics alongside nationally renowned faculty at K-State's 90-plus research centers.

Study abroad

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Studying in another country not only allows you to experience the wonders of another culture, but it also broadens your horizons and makes you a stronger citizen in our global society. There are more than 85 countries currently participating in K-State's education abroad programs!

Health professions

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Whether you are interested in a career in human or animal health, K-State is a great place to start the journey toward becoming a healthcare professional. You will have a dedicated health professions advisor who will help you navigate the professional school application process for your chosen healthcare field.

Pre-law

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Did you know that K-State pre-law students are accepted into law school at a rate substantially exceeding the national average? In preparing for law school, you will work with a dedicated pre-law advisor and select the major of your choice in any department in any college within the university.

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