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Bachelor of Arts in Humanities (Literature concentration)

Bachelor's in Humanities (Literature)

In the Bachelor of Arts in Humanities (Literature concentration), you'll study great literature while improving your abilities to analyze, interpret, and think critically.

A humanities degree helps you develop skills that stand out on the job market, including problem solving, critical reasoning, and verbal and written expression. Excelsior College eases your path to a humanities degree by offering one of the only all-online humanities programs in the country.

Excelsior College has been helping working adults earn college degrees since 1971. Our innovative programs can help you fit a humanities degree program within your schedule and your budget.

  • Excelsior's online courses are offered on a rotating eight-week basis, so you can schedule humanities and literature courses at the time and place that works best for you.
  • We'll squeeze as many transfer credits as we can from your existing college transcripts, leaving you with a shorter path to graduation.
  • We'll also grant academic credit for eligible forms of military and professional education.
  • Our budget-friendly tuition and fees make Excelsior's humanities degree extremely affordable.
  • Excelsior supports your academic success with an outstanding team of advisors.

An Online Humanities Degree that Gets Results in the Job Market

Courses in our online humanities degree program are taught by accomplished, highly qualified instructors who teach at college and universities from around the nation. Excelsior's online format includes an advanced interactive portal that lets you collaborate with classmates and instructors.

The versatile humanities degree carries value among employers in every sector. It can help you advance your career in a wide range of fields, including business, law, government, journalism, education, and nonprofit work.

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Bachelor of HumanitiesCredit Requirements

BA in Humanities Credit Requirements

Minimum of 120 credits: 60 credits (21 in upper level) in arts and sciences and 60 credits (9 in upper level) in applied professional courses, additional arts and sciences courses or a combination of both. Concentration: minimum of 33 credits, with at least 18 at the upper level including a 3 credit capstone course and a minimum 2.0 GPA required.

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Catalog: Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts Catalog

Review degree requirements, learning outcomes, core courses, and more in the School of Liberal Arts Catalog.

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Institutional Accreditation

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Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

All of Excelsior College's academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State Education Department.

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