Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Humanities

An online bachelor’s degree in humanities may provide students with knowledge in the arts, history, communications, and religion. In this four year program, students may learn about contemporary moral issues, professional writing techniques, and the fundamentals of mathematics. Possible areas of concentration may include writing, history, and literature.

Upon graduation, students may either seek entry-level employment or pursue a graduate degree. Baccalaureate-level graduates may gain employment in educational settings, federal government, journalism, and faith-based organizations.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Program Length: Four years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Master’s / Doctoral Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 16% (2010-2020)*

Program Concentrations

The curriculum for a humanities baccalaureate-level degree program may consist of general education requirements alongside a set of core courses specific to the student’s chosen area of concentration. Students may take courses such as creative writing, art history, and philosophy. Possible areas of concentration for a bachelor’s degree in humanities may include the following:

  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Writing
  • Religious Studies
  • Literature
  • Environmental Science

Career Options

Baccalaureate-level graduates may seek employment in education, journalism, historical societies, and state and local government. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, museum curator employment opportunities are projected to increase by 16% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Mathematics Teacher
  • Technical Writer
  • Journalist
  • Political Scientist
  • Museum Curator

Continuing Education

Students who successfully complete an online humanities bachelor’s degree program may wish to continue their studies by enrolling in a graduate degree program. A humanities graduate degree may provide students with an in-depth, comprehensive study of their chosen concentration area.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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