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Humanities, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Los Angeles, CA, United States
The Humanities program of Loyola Marymount University provides an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental background in the liberal arts. The major meets the needs of students looking for programs that are broader than those offered within single departments.
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What is Humanities?

The Humanities program of Loyola Marymount University values the ways in which cognitive, moral, and aesthetic disciplines have enriched our understanding of the human condition. Majors explore the arts, history, literature, languages, philosophy, and other disciplines. Courses are offered from departments including English, Art History, Archaeology, Philosophy, History, and Theological Studies.

The program is fine preparation for students interested in professional schools in law, business, or education.

What do Humanities Majors do?

Humanities majors learn how knowledge is pursued, established, and critically evaluated. They learn how artists convey a sense of the world’s surface and its depth. They also gain analytical and communication skills.

Humanities majors design their own programs in consultation with the director of an academic department. During the first portion of the major, students become familiar with the studio arts, art history, and a modern or classical language. During their junior and senior years, students choose an area of concentration in a liberal arts discipline. Majors then choose one or two support disciplines within the Humanities, ranging from literature to philosophy, to provide perspective in the area of specialization. 

Is this Major Right for You?

You might be a Humanities major if you:

  • Are thinking of a career in law, business, or education
  • Enjoy interdisciplinary studies
  • Are passionate about language
  • Are passionate about the arts
  • Like research and writing 

About our Faculty

Our faculty members are affiliated with departments across LMU. Their areas of interest include Italian cinema, contemporary Italian literature, visual studies, English literature and photography, travel writing, gender studies, and feminist theory.

Faculty members have organized conferences, been interviewed for documentary films, and authored books. They have written articles for a wide variety of publications.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Western Art
  • Art and Society: Early Christian and Early Modern
  • Modernism
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Common Application and LMU Supplement
  • International students are not required to submit the SAT or ACT to complete their application to LMU
  • Provide Proof of English Proficiency
  • Submit Transcripts
  • Submit a letter of recommendation with your application

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52553 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52553 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52553 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52553 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

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