Humanities

The study of the Humanities covers a broad range of ideas and subjects drawn from philosophy, art, literature, history, religion, science, and social and political thought. Through direct engagement with original texts, Humanities raises critical questions about the achievements and controversies associated with the human condition.

Overview

The Humanities program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is offered as a major, a minor, and a joint major with English; French; History; Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies; or Philosophy.

The program also offers languages through the Language Training Institute, and certificates in religious studies and in medieval and Renaissance studies.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

major Program description >
minor Program description >
View department website >

Admission requirements for Humanities

Students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12: see program-specific requirements for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.

How to apply

Applying to the major program

Before applying, you might want to review this help video. Then:

  • Go to https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca/sfu.jsp
  • In section 4, Applying to SFU:
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
    • select from the drop-down list of programs: BA Humanities

Applying to the minor program

You may add the minor program to any major program. Speak to your faculty advisor.

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Analyst
  • Critic
  • Editor
  • Educational Researcher
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Institutional Researcher/Historian
  • Instructional Media Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian
  • Political Campaign Worker
  • Public Relations Consultant
  • Publisher
  • Research Assistant
  • Scientific Writer
  • Social Worker
  • Social Policy Researcher
  • Social Program Teacher
  • Translator
  • Travel Writer
  • Writer