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Humanities

WSU's online humanities degree is a broad-based, interdisciplinary degree that allows you to select courses from diverse disciplines and learn about cultural concepts through literature, art, music, theater, philosophy, history, languages, and linguistics.

Concentrations are available in the following subjects:

  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Communication
  • Comparative Ethnic Studies
  • English
  • Fine Arts
  • Foreign Language and Cultures
  • History
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Women's Studies

WSU's humanities degree develops skills in communication, writing, problem-solving, and critical thinking. Graduates find employment in such careers as social services, business, and education. The degree also opens the door to many graduate and professional programs.

Accreditation

Washington State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. For more information, see the WSU Accreditation website.

Why WSU Global Campus?

WSU Global Campus fulfills WSU’s 1890 land-grant mission of expanding access to education. We use new technologies, but uphold old-school values, with courses taught by expert WSU faculty, academic advisors intent on your success, and a diploma backed by a long-established reputation for excellence.

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Program of Study
All courses are available online

All WSU undergraduates must complete the University Common Requirements (UCORE). These can generally be satisfied with a direct transfer degree. For a list of direct-transfer agreements, visit WSU's Transferring an Associate Degree web page.

Students must also fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences graduation requirements and the program requirements of the degree.

Humanities students have two options; their program of study can include two (PLAN A) or three (PLAN B) different concentrations.

  • PLAN A:
    (two concentrations)

    Primary Concentration:
    (24 semester credits in one Humanities discipline)

    At least 15 credits must be upper division (300-400 level).

    Plan A primary concentration areas:

    • English
    • History
    • Women's Studies

    Secondary Concentration:
    (15 semester credits in any discipline)

    All 15 credits must be concentrated within one Humanities discipline and at least six of these credits must be upper-division (300-400 level).

  • PLAN B:
    (three areas of concentration)

    A minimum of 21 semester credits for all concentrations and electives must be upper division (300-400 level).

    Concentration 1:
    (9 semester credits in one Humanities discipline)

    Concentration 2:
    (9 semester credits in a second Humanities discipline)

    Concentration 3:
    (9 semester credits in a third Humanities discipline)

    Elective Credits:
    (12 semester credits in Humanities disciplines)

    Plan B primary concentration areas:

    • American Studies
    • Anthropology
    • Communication
    • Comparative Ethnic Studies
    • English
    • Fine Arts
    • Foreign Language and Cultures
    • History
    • Music
    • Philosophy
    • Women's Studies
  • College of Arts and Sciences Graduation Requirements:

    All students, including community college transfer students with an approved transferable AA degree from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Arizona or Hawaii, or students pursuing a second major in the College of Arts and Sciences, will be held to the following additional requirements:

    • Foreign Language: Complete 2 years of high school or 1 year of college in a single foreign language
    • Additional 3 semester credits of [SSCI,] [HUM], or [ARTS] for a total of 12 semester credits of UCORE
    • Additional 1 lab credit of [BSCI], [PSCI] for a total of 8 semester credits and 2 labs.

Please review the online WSU Catalog for additional information about specific degree requirements.



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