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As a student majoring in the Arts/Humanities, there are some curriculum requirements you must meet. To graduate, you must earn 120 credit hours total.

Core Curriculum

You must take 39 credit hours of required courses for the core curriculum.

  • English (12 hours; 3 hours must be literature and may be a foreign literature; 3 hours must be public speaking, writing, or acting)
  • History (3 hours)
  • Math (6 hours; 3 hours must be college algebra; 3 hours must be a non-algebra Math)
  • Science (9 hours) Combination of Biological Sciences and Physical Sciences - 2 from the same subject.
  • Behavioral Science (6 hours; 3 hours must be at the 200 level or higher; Select from anthropology, criminal justice, political science, psychology, sociology, geography, or ECON 201, 202, or 300)
  • Arts/Humanities/Behavioral Science (3 hours; the course must be different from your chosen concentration). Arts courses include visual arts, dance, music, and theater; Humanities courses include communication, English, history, humanities, language, philosophy, journalism, and honors.  Behavioral Sciences listed above.

Arts/Humanities - Major/Concentration Courses

If you choose to major in the Arts/Humanities, you will be required to complete 24 credit hours from subject matter in Arts/Humanities block.   All 24 of those credit hours must be at the 300 or 400 level with an earned grade of "C" or higher.

Choose courses from the  following disciplines:

  • Dance
  • Music
  • Theater
  • Visual Arts
  • Moving Image Arts
  • Design
  • Communication
  • English
  • History
  • Honors
  • Humanities
  • Modern Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology 480

Enrichment Blocks: (Blocks are simply "groups of subjects")

For your enrichment hours, you must complete 36 credit hours total.   You need 12 credit hours from three different  blocks (for 36 hours total) — and one of those will be the same as your major/ concentration area.   You can complete coursework in any combination of subjects within each of those three blocks. The idea is that you get “enriched” by exploring different disciplines - find out where your interests lie, what your strengths are, and what classes are a hit for you! These 36 hours can be 100-400 level courses. 

Once enriched in different blocks or groups of subjects, you will be able to decide which of these 3 blocks you want to be your major.

The other blocks besides Arts/Humanities are:

  • Natural Sciences
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Applied Sciences A
  • Applied Sciences B (Business)


You are free to choose 21 credit hours from any block to complete your electives. We encourage you to use at least 6 hours towards the completion of a minor.

Additional Requirements/Restrictions:

2-3 cr. hours - computer intensive course

3 cr. hours - Advanced Writing course

Only one (1) KNEA class can be applied towards your graduation requirements