Skip Navigation
Skip to Menu Toggle Button
Online Bachelor's Degree

Humanities

Humanities
Bachelor of Arts
AT A GLANCE
  • 120 credits
  • Up to 90 Credits Accepted
  • All courses are available online or on-site
  • Hybrid course format available
TUITION
  • $245 per credit
Apply Now

Broaden your horizons and gain a critical understanding of the world through a comparative study of the ideas and values of cultures

A major in humanities offers a solid base of critical thinking on which to build a career or further study. This major will broaden your understanding of yourself and your interaction with the world and provide a perspective on cultural and intellectual heritage while offering tools to use that knowledge in the real world. You'll explore how individuals and groups understand their existence, their place within their cultures, and their responsibility to others and the physical world.

Total Credits Required: 120

Required Major Courses: 33

  • (3 Credits, HUMN 100)
  • (3 Credits, PHIL 100)
  • (3 Credits, PHIL 140)
  • (3 Credits, HIST 115), (3 Credits, HIST 116), (3 Credits, HIST 141), or (3 Credits, HIST 142)
  • (3 Credits, MUSC 210) or any MUSC course
  • (3 Credits, ARTH 372) or any upper-level ARTH course
  • (3 Credits, PHIL 304) or any upper-level PHIL course
  • (3 Credits, HUMN 351) or any upper-level HUMN course
  • (3 Credits, PHIL 349) or any upper-level PHIL course
  • (3 Credits, ENGL 406) or any upper-level ENGL course
  • (3 Credits, HUMN 495)

UMGC outlines the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees on the General Education Requirements webpage.

In addition to the major, elective, and general education courses and requirements outlined on this page, please review the overall bachelor's degree requirements.

This is our recommended course sequence to progress through this program. You may take multiple courses simultaneously, up to your course load limit. You cannot take a prerequisite with its subsequent course during the same session. Your plan will be unique and dependent on multiple factors, including the number of credits you transfer to this program. Contact an advisor if you have any questions about this plan, course alternatives, or your course load limit.

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
1 (1 Credit, LIBS 150) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2 (3 Credits, PACE 111C) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
3 (3 Credits, WRTG 111) General Education: Communication
4 (3 Credits, CMST 301) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
5 (3 Credits, NUTR 100) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
6 (3 Credits, HUMN 100) Major
7 (3 Credits, SPCH 100) General Education: Communication
8 (3 Credits, MATH 105) General Education: Math
9 (3 Credits, WRTG 112) General Education: Communication
10 (3 Credits, PHIL 100) Major
11 (3 Credits, ENGL 240) General Education: Arts & Humanities
12 (4 Credits, BIOL 103) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
13 (3 Credits, BEHS 103) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
14 (3 Credits, ARTH 334) General Education: Arts & Humanities
15 3-credit elective course Elective
16 (3 Credits, ECON 103) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
17 (3 Credits, PHIL 140) Major
18 3-credit elective course Elective
19 (3 Credits, HIST 115) Major
20 3-credit elective course Elective
21 (3 Credits, MUSC 210) Major
22 3-credit elective course Elective
23 (3 Credits, ARTH 372) Major
24 (3 Credits, WRTG 391) General Education: Communication
25 3-credit elective course Elective
26 (3 Credits, PHIL 304) Major
27 3-credit elective course Elective
28 3-credit elective course Elective
29 (3 Credits, HUMN 351) Major
30 3-credit elective course Elective
31 3-credit elective course Elective
32 (3 Credits, PHIL 349) Major
33 3-credit elective course Elective
34 3-credit elective course Elective
35 (3 Credits, ENGL 406) Major
36 3-credit elective course Elective
37 3-credit elective course Elective
38 3-credit elective course Elective
39 3-credit elective course Elective
40 (3 Credits, HUMN 495) Major
41 1-credit elective course Elective

Contact Us

Our helpful admissions advisors can help you choose an academic program to fit your career goals, estimate your transfer credits, and develop a plan for your education costs that fits your budget. If you're a current UMGC student, please visit the Help Center.

Personal Information
This field is required.

This field is required.

Contact Information
Please recheck your email address.
This field is required.

Numbers only, between 10-15 digits.
This field is required.

International numbers, start with a plus sign (+) & country code

This is a required field.
Additional Information
This field is required.
This field is required.

By submitting this form, you are giving your express written consent without obligation for UMGC to contact you regarding our educational programs and services using e-mail, phone, or text, including automated technology for calls and/or texts to the mobile number(s) provided. For more details, including how to opt out, read our privacy policy or contact an admissions advisor.

Please hold, we are submitting your application.