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.
San Francisco State University offers 2 Humanities/Humanistic Studies degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 31 Humanities/Humanistic Studies students graduated with students earning 25 Bachelor's degrees, and 6 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Berkeley City College Berkeley, CA||79 : 1||5,644|
|City College of San Francisco San Francisco, CA||43 : 1||24,441|
|Los Medanos College Pittsburg, CA||60 : 1||9,435|
|College of Alameda Alameda, CA||74 : 1||5,667|
|Dominican University of California San Rafael, CA||18 : 1||1,878|
|San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA||33 : 1||29,032|
|Laney College Oakland, CA||81 : 1||10,424|
|Contra Costa College San Pablo, CA||64 : 1||7,127|
|Skyline College San Bruno, CA||60 : 1||8,803|
|Las Positas College Livermore, CA||67 : 1||8,706|
|Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill, CA||66 : 1||19,871|
|College of Marin Kentfield, CA||44 : 1||5,182|
|Ohlone College Fremont, CA||70 : 1||8,900|
|Merritt College Oakland, CA||89 : 1||6,857|
|Holy Names University Oakland, CA||23 : 1||966|
|California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco, CA||25 : 1||1,476|
|University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA||24 : 1||43,185|
|Mills College Oakland, CA||14 : 1||1,122|