Study across a broad array of topics with knowledgeable faculty.
Learn across many areas
Students enrolled in the Department of Humanities take courses with faculty who have expertise in many varied fields. It is home to many of our programs that are part of the traditional liberal arts curriculum. The department houses our psychology, history, and biblical ministry courses.
As a student in the Department of Humanities, you'll learn the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in your particular field of study.
Explore our programs
Biblical and Ministry Studies
You'll learn to exercise leadership in a variety of settings including congregations, college campuses, agencies, and more. We offer concentrations in Children and Youth Ministries, Christian Mission, Media Ministry & Religion and Philosophy.
Through studying history and historical methods, students can obtain a greater appreciation of human cultural, political, and historical diversity. We offer concentrations in History & Public and Applied History.
As a Psychology major, you'll learn the theoretical perspectives and methodological skills needed to understand human behavior. You'll be prepared for graduate work or related career fields not requiring a graduate degree.
Secondary Education (7-12): Social Studies
You'll gain the knowledge, professional teaching style, and leadership techniques necessary to be a successful social studies teacher for secondary level students in grades 7 through 12.
The WU advantage
You'll learn from faculty that have worked as historians, pastors, and in the psychology field. You'll also work closely with your academic advisor.
You'll enroll in courses that combine classical theories with modern approaches to the content. Many courses will also have you working out in the field.
Prepare for graduate work
Many of our graduates seek further education at graduate school. Our humanities programs will specifically prepare you for graduate work or entry into the job market.
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Stay up to date with the happenings in the Department of Humanities
Wed, Mar 1
Ministry Leaders Appreciation Dinner hosts 38 leadersLearn more
Thu, Nov 10
Waynesburg faculty to be featured in Yale documentary
Tue, Mar 22
Iona George Fund offers scholarship, research opportunity
Tue, Mar 8
PSY 295: The Happiness Lab