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The humanities major allows students to pursue an interdisciplinary course of study within one of the following concentrations:

  • American Studies — explore the history, politics, literature, music, and art of the U.S.
  • Pre-Modern World — explore the history, literature, art and philosophy of the ancient and medieval worlds
  • Faith & Arts — explore connections between your faith and the arts
  • Religious Studies — explore theological themes from a historical, biblical, religious, or philosophical perspective

“Human skills, like leadership, communication, and problem-solving, are among the most in-demand skills in the labor market.”

Human+ Skills for the Future of Work

Humanities majors at Milligan design and carry out an extensive interdisciplinary research or creative project under the guidance of a faculty committee recruited by the student. Students are encouraged to make connections between academic disciplines and between those disciplines and their Christian faith. Although the major is not structured as a prevocational course, it does provide a broad undergraduate education from which a student can move into teaching or into several graduate programs including law. It focuses upon the great ideas that have shaped history and created contemporary civilizations.  A minor is also available.

Double Major

Enhance your academic experience and prepare for a competitive job market in today’s globalized world with a second major in the Humanities. Work closely with your advisor to stay on a four-year graduation schedule.

Course Requirements

View all details and course requirements for this program in the Milligan University Catalog (link below). The Milligan University academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the Catalog.

Bachelor’s & Master’s

Milligan also offers a Master of Arts in Humanities. Earn your Bachelor’s and Master of Arts in Humanities degree in five years from Milligan and get a jump start either on pursuing your doctorate or career. This is a 4+1 plan that gives you the opportunity to complete the MAH degree in one academic year plus summer (three semesters) after receiving a bachelor’s degree.


Associate Professor of Humanities and History

Area Chair of Humanities; Associate Professor of Composition and Humanities

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