Bachelor of Humanities


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Program Description

Bachelor of Arts in Humanities

  • Concentration in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Concentration in Global Peace & Justice

As a Humanities major, we invite you to design a program of study reflecting your interests! You have the opportunity to pull together courses from across the Humanities disciplines and connect them around a particular theme, movement or school of thought. For example, you may choose to focus on the evolution of Western culture through art, literature, music, philosophy and/or religion.

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Develop Marketable Skills

  • Develop the skills of humanistic study – the ability to analyze, think critically, and to write clearly and persuasively.
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate and use knowledge from several disciplines, rather than a single discipline.
  • Learn unique methods of analysis through your exposure to many forms of expression of cultural imagery – narrative, visual and musical.

Two concentrations are offered within the Humanities major:

Concentration in Interdisciplinary Studies (39 credits)

This concentration is a great solution if you enjoy all the Humanities and can’t decide on a major in any one discipline. Through this interdisciplinary approach, you will explore and analyze the development of human culture and expression.

This concentration consists of 39 total credits – you build your courses around a defined theme.

Humanities Interdisciplinary Core – 15 credits

  • Focus Courses (Art, English, Music, Philosophy, or Religious Studies) – 12 credits
  • Interdisciplinary Electives from within the Humanities – 6 credits
  • Senior Research Sequence corresponding to the selected Focus Area – 6 credits

Concentration in Global Peace & Justice (39 credits)

  • Minor – Global Peace & Justice Studies (15 credits)

Confront the pressing problems in the world today as you explore basic issues of war, peace, justice, gender equality, race, world health, nonviolence, and many more. You will learn to apply the necessary skills needed for active involvement in these areas through your coursework, study abroad opportunities and the University’s status as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) at the United Nations. When you participate in the Senior United Nations Course Sequence, you will have unprecedented access to attend U.N. conferences and meet politicians, diplomats, and ambassadors from around the world.

Felician University takes seriously its responsibility to contribute to world peace and global solidarity, and this concentration in Global Peace & Justice embodies our tireless dedication to service and compassion in the Franciscan spirit.

This concentration consists of 39 total credits – a flexible course of study with a strong foundation in the Humanities.

  • Humanities Interdisciplinary Core – 15 credits
  • Multidisciplinary Focus – 18 credits
  • Senior United Nations Sequence – 6 credits

Career Opportunities

With a BA in Humanities you may pursue a wide range of careers:

  • Management and consulting
  • Post-secondary teaching
  • Education administration
  • Technical writing
  • Editing and publishing
  • Information sciences
  • Corporate communications
  • Community relations
  • Law
  • Librarian
  • Politics and policy analysis
  • Arts administration
  • Religious professions
  • Office specialists

Global Peace & Justice graduates work around the globe at many organizations and affiliations:

  • Non-governmental organizations Human rights groups
  • Political campaigns
  • Environmental organizations
  • Alternative media
  • Religious organizations
  • International agencies

Employment Positions:

  • Mediator
  • Rights advocate
  • Journalist
  • Lobbyist
  • Community organizer
  • Doctor
  • Lawyer
  • Minister
  • Teacher
  • University professor


100% of our 2017 surveyed graduates were either employed or in graduate school six months after graduation.

The average salary of Felician graduates is $50,112.

Where do our students and alumni find internships and employment?

Looking for an internship opportunity? Here is where our students have interned while at Felician:

  • Disney World
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Irish Repertory Theatre
  • New York Red Bulls Soccer Club
  • Pepsi Company
  • Prudential Financial
  • United Nations

Here is a sampling of where our Felician graduates are employed:

  • American International Group (AIG)
  • AT&T
  • Dupont
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Teachers in the area New Jersey schools

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About the School

Founded in 1942 by the Felician Sisters, Felician University is one of the few Franciscan universities in the country, and the only one in New Jersey. We’ve built our reputation with an emphasis on se ... Read More

Founded in 1942 by the Felician Sisters, Felician University is one of the few Franciscan universities in the country, and the only one in New Jersey. We’ve built our reputation with an emphasis on service and respect for humanity, as was the dream of Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska - the foundress of the Felician Sisters more than a century ago. Even today, we strive to represent those values in everything we do. Read less