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Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Humanities degree program at the Tulane School of Professional Advancement will develop critical oral communication, analysis, and writing skills to prepare for a wide range of contemporary work environments and professions. Humanities students gain the opportunity to engage in the interdisciplinary study of complementary fields, such as English literature, history, religious studies, linguistics, music, visual and performing arts, and philosophy.

When you join the Humanities program at SoPA, you’ll broaden your depth of knowledge by creating a plan of study catered to your professional goals and interests. Benefit from Tulane University’s long-standing foundation in the liberal arts, with expansive course offerings available in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

Expand Your Interdisciplinary Skills With a Versatile Degree

With a humanities degree from SoPA, you can engage in complex issues and customize your learning experience with complementary fields of study through our diverse course availability on-campus. With intimate class sizes and a diverse group of peers, you’ll build dynamic communication and critical thinking skills that can translate to success in a variety of work environments.

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Explore Diverse Employment Opportunities for Humanities Alumni

Humanities majors are prepared for a variety of professions that require critical thinking skills and the ability to gather, analyze, and communicate information through writing. Graduates may pursue careers in consulting, journalism, publishing, marketing, advertising, sales, education, museum curation, non-profit management, public service, and research. Humanities students are also prepared to pursue graduate work in law, business, education, library science, public policy, or arts and sciences.

  • SoPA humanities alumni have held a range of positions, including the following:
  • Executive Director
  • Community District Manager
  • Vice President of a Public Relations
  • Photographer
  • Compensation Analyst

Benefit From SoPA’s Expansive Liberal Arts & Sciences Faculty

Tulane University is known around the world for its legacy in liberal arts excellence. As a graduate of the Humanities program at the Tulane School of Professional Advancement, you’ll gain a degree with name recognition while also building relationships with industry-leading professors in the liberal arts and sciences fields. You’ll also gain access to career advising and one-on-one support to make the most of your educational journey.

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Undergraduate Admission Requirements

To apply for the BA in Humanities program, students must have earned a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma prior to the semester in which they would like to enroll. Students are not required to take standardized tests and SoPA has an open admissions policy for all undergraduate study. Transfer students must be in good standing with the most recent prior college attended or have completed any dismissal terms set forth by the previous academic institution.

Humanities Degree Requirements

The School of Professional Advancement awards the Bachelor of Arts in Humanities degree following the successful completion of 120 credits, including 30 credits in the major. Students must complete 12 credits each within the humanities, sciences, and social sciences disciplines, in addition to 3-4 credits in a designated writing course. In order to fulfill the major core course requirements, students must complete 18 credits in 3000+ level humanities courses.

Undergraduate Academic Progress Requirements

Undergraduate students are required to maintain the following minimum grade-point average throughout their enrollment dependant upon the total number of credit hours completed:

  • 1-30 cumulative attempted credit hours completed: 1.75 minimum cumulative GPA
  • 31-61 cumulative attempted credit hours completed: 1.85 minimum cumulative GPA
  • 62-93 cumulative attempted credit hours completed: 1.95 minimum cumulative GPA
  • 94-124 cumulative attempted credit hours completed: 2.00 minimum cumulative GPA

Students will be placed on academic probation upon failure to meet these requirements. The cumulative grade-point average of a student is calculated by dividing the number of quality points a student has earned by the total number of quality hours (including credits with failures). Only the grades of S, U, NR, W, and grades in courses affected by SoPA's Repeated Course policy are excluded from this calculation.

Eligibility for Transfer Credits

If you're interested in transferring to Tulane SoPA, our advisors can work with you to determine which courses will be accepted and help you navigate the process. We accept credits for transfer from all fully accredited institutions. In order to transfer course credit from another school, Tulane SoPA must offer a comparable course, and the student must have achieved a C- or higher. Courses transferred from other institutions are never figured into the grade point average. Your advisor can also help you in the case that your previous school operated on a quarter system instead of semesters. Tulane SoPA accepts a maximum of 60 hours of transfer credits for bachelor’s degrees.

Visit our Student Transfers page to learn more about this process.

Listing of Required Humanities Courses

Core Competencies

English 1010 Writing 4
  Select one course: 3
  Math  
PHIL 1060 Critical Thinking  
PHIL 1210 Elementary Symbolic Logic  
BSMT 3250 Business Statistics  
CPST 1070 Math for Information Technology  
  Foreign Language or non-Western Culture 6-8

Supporting Requirement

  Oral Communications—Select one course: 3
SPEC 1400 Intro to Public Speaking  
SPEC 3110 Small Group Communications  
THEA 2100 Fundamentals of Acting  
BSMT 2250 Business Communications  

Distribution Requirements (at least two disciplines per category)

  Humanities 12
  Sciences 12
  Social Sciences 12

Writing Requirement

  Designated writing course 3-4

 

Major Requirements

Major Core Courses

  Four Humanities courses (any level) 12
  Six Humanities courses (3000+ level) 18

Minor (optional)

  Varies according to minor chosen  

General Electives

  As needed to total 120 credits  
  Total 120

Tuition & Fees

Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 Tuition

  • All Undergraduate: $433/credit
  • Non-SoPA courses that are not cross-listed: $2,116/credit

Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 Fees

  • Undergraduate Application Fee: $40
  • Uptown & Elmwood Academic Support Fee: $60
  • MS Coast Academic Support Fee: $25
  • MS Coast Student Support Fee: $10