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Bachelor of Arts in Humanities

With the Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, you choose your course of study from multiple academic disciplines. Study topics in history, philosophy, theology, communications and more, so that you can obtain a variety of skills that provide opportunity for personal development and help improve your employability. Comprehensive reading and proficient writing, the ability to assess and connect ideas, and good problem-solving skills will help demonstrate the value you bring to any organization.

Course Format Evening and hybrid courses 
Locations North Spokane, U-District 
Average Completion Time 2-2.5 years with A.A. or select A.A.S. degree transfer
4-5 years with no transfer credits 
Application Deadline Four weeks prior to start date 

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Program Overview:

  • Six-week courses help you complete your degree faster.
  • Classes meet in the evenings only once or twice weekly, with occasional Saturdays.
  • Hybrid courses are available.
  • Your books are provided and delivered to you the first night of class.
  • Courses are available in north Spokane or downtown, in the U-District.

Program Details

Design Your Program

Demonstrate the value you bring to any organization with a bachelor of arts in humanities. Take courses in topics that interest you so you can achieve your own personal and professional goals. And with more courses to choose from, you can structure your program to fit your schedule and complete your degree faster.

For Those With an A.A. or Select A.A.S. Degree

With a select A.A.S. degree from a community college, you may transfer to Whitworth's humanities program as a junior, receiving 60 semester credits toward your bachelor's degree as part of Whitworth's "upside-down" degree program. Attending part time, you can complete your degree in as little as two years.

List of A.A.S. Degrees Eligible for Transfer.

More information regarding Whitworth's "upside-down" degree program. 

Degree Requirements

Please call us to speak with one of our academic advisors and receive a complimentary transcript evaluation.

For course descriptions and learning outcomes of this major, please view the course catalog.

Humanities Major - 45 credits

In this program, you'll have the opportunity to design your own curriculum with the guidance of one of our academic advisors. A minimum of 45 semester credits is required for your completion of the humanities major.

At least 30 credits of the 45-semester-credit total must be from the following areas: art, communication studies, English, history, music, philosophy, theology or theatre. Up to 15 credits of the 45-semester-credit total may also be from the social sciences: economics, political science, psychology or sociology.

Graduation Requirements & Electives

All adult education programs from Whitworth must include Whitworth Inq (shared curriculum) and elective coursework to complete degree requirements. Some of the requirements may be met by courses offered in the major. Check with an advisor for details. 

Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate - 126

Total credits needed at Whitworth will vary depending on credits transferred from other institutions and/or earned on college-level examinations. 

What type of job can I get?

  • education
  • journalism
  • law
  • nonprofit organizations
  • case-management
  • specialist
  • health-center director
  • administration
  • counseling and diplomacy
  • politics/government agencies
  • bank manager
  • business owner

Our grads get great jobs at places like...

  • YMCA
  • Washington State Attorney General's Office
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Chase Bank
  • Spokane County District Court
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Spokane County Law Library
  • Spokane County
  • USPS
  • American Medical Response
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Spokane Public Schools
  • Herman, Herman & Jolley, P.S.