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Humanities, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, MI,
The Humanities major has a strong interdisciplinary focus. Students in the major design an individualized course of study in three CASL disciplines from the list below, chosen according to their own interests and in close consultation with a faculty advisor. 


The flexible, individualized design of the Humanities major makes it attractive to a wide range of students. The program offers a broad liberal education for pre-professional students planning to go on in law, journalism, or library science. It works well for independent, intellectually active students who want to pursue their interests in several different disciplines. And for students in the Honors Program, the Humanities major provides an excellent way to continue their interdisciplinary study of history, literature, and society. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  •  Intro to Gospel Music     
  • Popular Culture    
  • Early Chinese Art and Archaeol  
  • Chinese Painting    
  • Art of Japan 
  • Art of China     
  • The Arts & Culture of Detroit    
  • Studies in Det.Hist. & Culture     
  • Intro to Women's & Gender Stud    
  • Intro to AAAS    
  • Topics in Humanities    
  • Intro to Africana Studies 
  • Honors: West Cult IV: Mod Era   
  • Honors: Western Cult III     
  • Honors: Western Culture II     
  • Honors: West Cult I: Origins    
  • Introduction to Screen Studies    
  • Film and Society    
  • Gr Bks III: Modern Era     
  • Gr Bks II: Midd Ages and Ren    
  • Great Books I: Ancient World     
  • The Human Condition     
  • Styles in 19th Century     
  • Studies in Humanities    

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Freshmen who have attended secondary school abroad are expected to meet the same general admissions requirements as U.S. students.   

Academic performance in high school

  • Successful completion of secondary school program before enrollment at UM-Dearborn
  • Solid preparation in the traditional academic college-preparatory subjects is required (English, math, science, social studies), by pursuing a general academic (non-vocational) program of study - see specific requirements by country
  • Trend of grades and mix of academic courses will be considered

SAT and/or ACT test scores

  • The highest composite test score is used in the Admission decision

Language proficiency test (TOEFL, MELAB, IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    183 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 183 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    183 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 183 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    105 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 105 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dearborn Heights

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


UM-Dearborn offers many sources of funding each year to assist students with their academic and living expenses.  There are countless funding resources available from outside the university.  Students are encouraged to actively research all applicable scholarship opportunities.  

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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