2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVE]

Humanities, BA


Humanities is the classic liberal arts study of human culture as diplayed in literature, art, philosophy, history, and language. The Humanities program introduces students to a core curriculum of Great Books, offering a rich and flexible preparation for life by equipping students to read, write, and think critically from a Christian worldview. A Humanities degree provides a solid foundation for graduate and seminary studies as well as careers in teaching, law, church ministries and cross-cultural work.


The objectives of the Humanities program are to:

  • Provide an educational forum for students to read and discuss Great Books.
  • Develop practice and proficiency in the disciplines of reading, writing, critical thinking, and library research.
  • Develop a foundational understanding of influentual currents of human thoughts and creative expression represented in literature, art, philosophy, history, and language.
  • Encourage students to use the Christian Scriptures as sources of integration for various fields of knowledge.
  • Assist students in their ability to understand and articulate a Christian worldview.


Course of Study (120)

Degree Core (54-55)

Sociological and Psychological Core (3) - Choose one of the following:

Math (3) - Choose one of the following:

Culture and Arts (3) - Choose one of the following:

History (3) - Choose one of the following:

Science (3) - Choose one of the following:

Humanities Major Courses (42)

Foundation (36)

Humanities (18)

Foreign Language (6)

  • Choose one year (two semesters) of a foreign language (biblical or modern).

Designated Electives (6)

Choose two courses from the list below:

Open Electives (24)

Recommendation: As part of their eight courses of open electives, Humanities majors are encouraged to consider taking four Bible classes for a double major in Humanities and Bible.