Draw from the disciplines that helped shape Western civilization - art, Biblical studies, English, history, literature, philosophy, political science, world languages, writing and more - and study them in greater depth.
The humanities major at Houghton traces the interrelationships among disciplines, their methodologies, and common themes and issues from various perspectives. Extensive study of the intellectual, social and aesthetic movements of Western culture allows students to better understand past and current events and how they will affect the future.
Graduates move into careers in a wide variety of professional fields, such as business, church-related ministry, education, finance, government, law, linguistics/translation, missions, medicine, relief work and more.
I chose humanities as a major because I couldn't settle on just one discipline to study. I loved history, English, and philosophy equally. I enjoyed learning about an era in history by reading the authors and philosophers of that era to get a fuller perspective. When I found out that Houghton had a major that combined all three, I knew it was the place for me.
Noelle (Gravely '10) McLaughlin
Paralegal, Hodgson Russ LLP