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Humanities, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #24 (WUR) Evanston, IL, United States
The Humanities program of Northwestern University engage in interdisciplinary study of the circumstances and lives of humans in the past, of literature, the English language and the arts, and of ethical problems and systems of thought in order to understand and interpret the world today.
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Overview

The Humanities program of Northwestern University offers preparation for any profession that requires knowledge and understanding of humanity and society, or that involves proficiency with communication and the organization of information.

Within the scope of the humanities major, students explore related disciplines--including art history, English, history, and philosophy--to develop cultural literacy and analytical, interpretive, communication, and research skills that can be applied to complex problems and issues. In curriculum taught by Northwestern University faculty, humanities disciplines are equally represented in the core courses, while research and methods courses foster engagement with key texts, scholarly sources, and academic inquiry. Advanced elective courses offer the opportunity to emphasize certain academic subjects and to engage in exploring others including African American studies, classics, music history, philosophy, religious studies, theatre studies, and film/media studies.

Career paths

The study of humanities offers preparation for any profession that requires knowledge and understanding of humanity and society, or that involves proficiency with communication and the organization of information. Humanities majors are prepared to enter a variety of fields and careers with skills that translate directly to current and future performance. They study in professional schools, including law, business, medicine, education, library science, public policy, or pursue graduate studies in liberal arts and sciences, or build on their rigorous training in thinking and writing for work and advancement in areas as diverse as communications and media, technology, marketing and sales, management and business, consulting, public service, research, and education. 

A variety of career paths, typical employers, and skills sought by employers exist for humanities disciplines, including art history, English, and history.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Topics: Race and Policing in Chicago
  • Introduction to American Art
  • Special Topics in Modern Architecture
  • Seminar: 18th-Century Comedy From Page to Screen
  • Studies in 20th-Century Lit: The Jazz Age
  • Studies in American Lit: Contemporary Fiction

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    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:

    7

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • A completed online application
  • A statement of purpose
  • $50 application fee (nonrefundable)
  • Official high school transcripts and conferred date of completion (or GED report)
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities
  • A current resume or CV
  • Documentation of English Proficiency for students whose first language is not English. See "English Proficiency" below

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1984 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1984 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    1984 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1984 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • per unit: $1,984

Living costs for Evanston

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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