Humanities

With a humanities degree from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, you’ll explore the vast skyline of humanity and become an effective leader in today’s complex and evolving world.

Earn Your Humanities Degree Online at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

Your interest in culture and society. Our expertise.

Those who study humanities discover more meaningful involvement in their communities, alternative spiritual and philosophical ways of thinking, in-depth cultural awareness and historical perspectives and intellectual integrity and stronger self-confidence.

We have high expectations for you. Here’s what you can expect from us:

Support: Our professors are more than just teachers. They are advisors, cheerleaders and friends. We offer online academic support so you’re never alone and career services specifically tailored to individual student goals.

Dedication: Our faculty and staff have stood in your shoes before. We know about the homework, class projects and presentations. We’re here to help, advise and encourage you through all of your classes.

Convenience: We understand you’re busy—you’re a student, a parent and an employee. We know that you have many responsibilities to balance, so we work with you to ensure that you graduate with a humanities degree that breaks down the barriers in your career.

As a humanities major at SMWC, you’ll gain unlimited understanding of the world, with a profoundly marketable degree that opens up many paths for careers and graduate study.

For more information about the department visit the Department of Languages and Literature.

Humanities Major - (30 credit hours)

A baccalaureate degree at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College requires at least 125 credit hours. Humanities majors are required to complete 30 credit hours.

Required Courses

30 Credit hours required. Courses applied towards this major cannot be applied to general study requirements. Students majoring or minoring in history, literature, philosophy, or theology must choose an area of concentration different from the second major or minor.

Choose 6 credit hours. Contact your advisor for details.

Choose 6 credit hours.(his,lit,phil,or theo) (area of concentration) Contact your advisor for details.

Choose 3 credit hours. Contact your advisor for details.

Choose 6 credit hours. Contact your advisor for details.

Choose 6 credit hours. Contact your advisor for details.

Choose 3 credit hours. Contact your advisor for details.

Information about Course Requirements
We do our best to keep this information updated, but you should always double-check to ensure you are meeting graduation requirements. For the most current course requirements please review the latest undergraduate college catalog.  Always consult your academic advisor when registering for courses or when you have questions about course requirements.

Practical Experience as a Student

Do you want to explore cultural themes through poetry or prose? Publish your work in SMWC’s literary magazine, Aurora. Can you see yourself examining the emotional process of human decision-making through art? Audition for a theatrical production or display your artistic talents in our student gallery. Are you more of a behind-the-scenes person? Develop your leadership skills with one of our nearly 30 clubs and organizations.

Through our dynamic Career Development Center, you’ll be able to test-drive different careers, network with experts and discover your niche in the world. You will also have the exciting opportunity to work in a groundbreaking virtual internship program. You will use cutting-edge technology to creative a collaborative environment that embraces diverse ideas, uses innovative approaches and makes a positive impact in the community.

Between the individual attention you’ll receive in class and the practical experience you’ll have out in the field, you’ll find yourself with many opportunities for success at The Woods. Are you ready to be empowered?

Careers in Humanities

As a humanities major at The Woods, you’ll gain unlimited understanding of the world, with a profoundly marketable degree that opens up many paths for careers and graduate study. Humanities majors consistently perform in the top tier on all graduate-level tests, such as:

  • Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)
  • Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
  • Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT)
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

Career Fields

 Many students who pursue humanities find their niche in:

  • Law: family law, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Healthcare: program directors, pharmaceutical companies
  • Education: teaching, higher education administration
  • Public Relations: advertising, development, media
  • Government: consumer affairs, travel, tourism

As a humanities major, you’ll analyze entire generations of leaders and visionaries. You’ll use your broad skillset to make well-informed decisions and develop creative solutions that make an impact in the world.