Humanities Degree

Grow your creative talents

Expressing creativity expands our thinking, increases our understanding, and creates a path to change. A Bachelor of Arts in Humanities Degree from Indiana University Kokomo opens doors to new opportunities in a diverse field, full of endless possibilities.

Studying a Humanities major prepares you for many careers, through an emphasis on critical thinking, problem-solving, and writing skills – all highly sought by employers.

Find Your Concentration

Humanities students can choose from one of four concentration areas:

Focus on critical thinking, writing, and communication skills, with a wide variety of classes in communication, English, and philosophy.

Classes include interviewing, argumentation and debate, media writing, public speaking, logic, creative writing, professional writing, and more, along with additional humanities electives.

Are you curious about how race and gender are central to the understanding of people and communities? This may be the concentration for you. Consider gender and communication, Hispanic culture, philosophy in Asia, and the music of eastern and western society. 

Classes include Spanish language, women’s literature, U.S. cultural history, literature and public life, film genres, cross cultural communication, and more.

You were born to be on stage! This concentration will provide you with a background in theatre and music, with an emphasis on performance.

Music lovers may take classes including music theory, music history, low brass, trumpet, percussion, guitar, piano, violin, cello, voice, flute/piccolo, or saxophone, and will have opportunities to perform with ensembles including the IU Kokomo concert band or flute choir.

Theatre classes include acting, directing, Shakespeare, children’s theatre, arts management, and voice for the actor. Students can also work backstage or perform onstage in campus productions.

You have a wide variety of interests, and don’t want to limit yourself to one area of study. The humanities thematic cluster allows you to work with our program coordinator to create a specialized concentration around a specific theme, incorporating multiple disciplines such as literature, language, philosophy, communications, or music.

Does this sound like the path for you? Explore our Academic Bulletin to learn more, or contact our Office of Admissions.

Ready to begin your journey?