Bachelor of Arts and Associate of Arts in the Humanities

Rosemarie DeJarnett, assistant chair of general education and distance learning, works with students during a humanities class.The Humanities major draws from a range of academic disciplines to provide students with the intellectual foundations and analytical skills for understanding the past, present and future of the world and its peoples. Organized around a foundational theme of exploring key methods for restructuring an imperfect society, the core provides students with hands-on experiential learning opportunities for solving contemporary dilemmas.

Course Sampling

Morality and Ethics – An introduction to the systematic analysis and development of sound inquiry and decision-making based on moral principles and theories, including the application to issues relevant to contemporary society.

HUM III: The Human Condition and the Future of Humanity – This course explores the central question of “What it means to be human?” and considers it in light of prospective futures. Where are we going? Where might we end up? How do we get there?

HUM IV: Capstone – The Humanities Capstone aims at synthesizing the themes, ideas and skills, learned throughout the course of the program. The result of these syntheses will be an individualized capstone project centered around the student’s interest.

Learn more about these classes and more in the academic catalog.

Potential Careers

Many major companies are searching for candidates who have the ability to understand human dynamics, including cultural awareness, and who possess the skills needed in the areas of social and emotional intelligence. In addition, companies are seeking candidates who have the ability to think critically.

  • Technical Writer
  • Editor / Content Strategist
  • Content Marketing
  • Museum, Cultural, and Heritage Sites
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations
  • Lobbyist / Politics

Humanities Minor

The humanities minor is an interdisciplinary program open to all Beacon students. The curriculum provides students with a broad view of humanities, and it can be combined with a degree in another field, such as business.

Learn More

Want to learn more about our humanities program? Schedule a tour today by contacting our Office of Admissions at or call 352-638-9731 or 855-220-5376 (toll-free).