While the study of human biology focuses on the human body, Humanities/Humanistic Studies delves into human culture as the other side of the coin that makes us human. Humanities students learn to understand a broad range of concepts as they relate to human culture, and vice versa. Such concepts include history, literature, arts, religion, philosophy, language, and music.
To succeed in a Humanities/Humanistic Studies program, you’ll need excellent reading and communication skills (oral/written), the ability to conduct research, and an appreciation for diversity among humanity. Courses will challenge you to read a variety of works and draw conclusions about humanity from them. Because humanities graduates tend to grasp how the world works, and how business works more quickly compared to their peers, employers often hire them for positions that require critical thinking on the fly and the flexibility to wear multiple hats. Common career paths include journalism/writing and publishing, human resources, marketing, museums, and management. Humanities is also a great springboard for students who want to go into teaching.
Loyola Marymount University offers 1 Humanities/Humanistic Studies degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 4 Humanities/Humanistic Studies students graduated with students earning 4 Bachelor's degrees.
California State University-Northridge offers 3 Humanities/Humanistic Studies degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 15 Humanities/Humanistic Studies students graduated with students earning 13 Master's degrees, and 2 Bachelor's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA||16 : 1||9,822|
|California State University-Northridge Northridge, CA||44 : 1||39,910|
|California State University-Dominguez Hills Carson, CA||45 : 1||17,977|
|Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA||21 : 1||9,297|
|The Master's University and Seminary Santa Clarita, CA||32 : 1||2,006|
|Concordia University-Irvine Irvine, CA||36 : 1||3,911|
|Scripps College Claremont, CA||11 : 1||1,109|
|Mount Saint Mary's University Los Angeles, CA||22 : 1||2,855|
|University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA||26 : 1||36,908|
|Mt San Antonio College Walnut, CA||66 : 1||29,799|
|Pasadena City College Pasadena, CA||61 : 1||26,971|
|Irvine Valley College Irvine, CA||83 : 1||12,812|
|Santa Monica College Santa Monica, CA||78 : 1||27,497|
|Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, CA||71 : 1||20,042|
|El Camino Community College District Torrance, CA||70 : 1||24,223|
|Los Angeles Pierce College Woodland Hills, CA||78 : 1||18,765|
|Citrus College Glendora, CA||75 : 1||13,130|
|Saddleback College Mission Viejo, CA||80 : 1||19,709|
|College of the Canyons Santa Clarita, CA||99 : 1||19,089|
|Golden West College Huntington Beach, CA||87 : 1||12,025|