BACHELORS DEGREE | HUMANITIES

Degree Overview

The Humanities Major offers the opportunity to create a degree that matches their God-given talents and interests. Students craft their major around their interests in the areas of psychology, history, literature, language, and writing. Through the minor program, students build on the foundation that the major provides through any of MBU's 30 minors. Additionally, the degree has fifteen open elective hours that allow students to explore other areas of interest. As an element of the program's flexibility, students can earn a master's degree in Bible at the same time that they are earning their bachelor's degree, thus paving the way to seminary for those interested in preaching, missions, or other church ministry.

Program Outcomes

  • Students are able to demonstrate critical thinking skills.
  • Students are able to do scholarly research.
  • Students are able to communicate clearly to a range of audiences in writing or in speaking.
  • Students are able to communicate the characteristics of Western culture through interaction with literature, history, philosophy, and apologetics.

Suggested Course Schedule

1st Year

Semester 1

  • English Composition 1 (3)
  • Music Elective (2)
  • Old Testament Survey (3)
  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)
  • The Modern World (3)
  • Math or Science Elective (3)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2

  • New Testament Survey (3)
  • English Composition 2 (3)
  • Introduction to Humanities (3)
  • Minor (3)
  • Math or Science Elective (3)

Total Credits: 15

2nd Year
3rd Year
4th Year

Related Minors

  • Criminal Justice
  • Cross-Cultural Studies
  • Digital Media Communications
  • English
  • Office Management
  • Photography
  • Public Speaking
  • TESOL
  • Writing

 

Potential Career Fields

  • Communications
  • Local or state government
  • Public Relations
  • Collegiate teaching
  • Writer \ Editor
  • Social scientist
  • Healthcare
  • Advertising executive
  • Law School
  • Business
  • International aid agent
  • Immigration

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees, specialized training, or additional certification and licenses.

WHAT CAN THIS NEW PROGRAM DO FOR ME?

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Flexibility

The new majors allow you to tailor your program to fit your interests, goals, and strengths.

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Focus

The new majors allow you, through your minor program and open electives, to add skill sets to your toolbox.

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Future

Employers are looking for communication skills, teamwork skills, and problem-solving skills this program enables you to develop.

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT | GARRETT HOLMES

Garrett Holmes (’14) earned his Humanities Letters Major with a ROTC Minor. Within hours of graduation, he was commissioned as an Air Force officer and attended several Air Force flight training programs. “Our diverse mission sets in the MQ-9 include intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR); close air support (CAS); and dynamic precision strike.” He belongs to an elite group that is certified to fly the MQ-9 Reaper (pictured), the USAF’s premier remotely piloted asset.

HUMANITIES PROGRAM LEADERS

Jeffrey Miller - Faculty

Jeff Miller

DEPARTMENT CHAIR

  • Ph.D. Communications, Regent University
  • MA Theatre, University of Akron
  • BS Secondary Education, Maranatha Baptist University
Angela Morris | Faculty

Angela Morris

TESOL COORDINATOR

  • MS Communication, University Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • BS Speech Education, Maranatha Baptist University
  • CELTA Certification, Cambridge
Jerry Kolwinska - Faculty

Jerry Kolwinska

ENGLISH COORDINATOR

  • MS English Education, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • MS School Administration, Maranatha Baptist University
  • BS Christian Education, Faith Baptist Bible College

PHOTOGRAPHY & DIGITAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

  • MFA Photography, Academy of Art University
  • MA Multimedia Communications, Academy of Art University
  • BS Bible, Photography, Pillsbury Baptist Bible College
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