Bachelor of Humanities (BA)

Bachelor of Humanities (BA)

School of Social and Human Studies

The Bachelor of American History (BA) program objective is to provide students with a rich and complex understanding of U.S. history, society and cultures of the past and present; focusing on literature, social science or history. The degree prepares students for opportunities in business, politics, law, education, government, journalism and other related careers. The Bachelor of American History (BA) program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience (CSUNY) staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Bachelor of American History (BA) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor.

It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of (CSUNY)’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as (CSUNY) programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at (CSUNY)? (Course and Curriculum)

Core Courses and Topics in Humanities:

Public Speaking
Art Appreciation
Language in Social Contexts
Religions of the East
Information Literacy and Research Methods
Contemporary Moral Issues
Expository and Research Writing
American Government
Computer Based Systems
Application Software
Physical Science
Western Civilization
Ethics in the Information Age
World History
SSSSSS Speech Communication


Orientation Courses:

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Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
Organization Theory (Portfolio)
Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
Seminar Administrative Development (Book Summary)
Seminar Cultural Development (Practical Experience)
Seminar International Development (Publications)

Research Project in Humanities:

What we do

Bachelor Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Bachelor Thesis (5,000 words)
Publication: Each Bachelor of Humanities graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

Career Center Bachelor of Humanities

Job Description Bachelors in Humanities
Bachelor of Humanities degree program can help you define your interests and focus your career goals. Humanities is a general term applied to subjects like English, the Social Sciences, History, Sociology, and more. An education in Humanities is not intended to be vocational training for an individual career, like some degree programs. Instead, a bachelor of humanities degree program teaches students how to learn and how to adapt themselves to a variety of careers. Graduates of a bachelor of humanities degree program have many options available to them, including continuing their studies at the graduate or doctoral level.

Skills for Success

What we do

Excellent written and oral communication skills are necessary. Since your career could involve constantly seeking new information about people, things, and ideas, intellectual curiosity and creativity are important personal traits. Open-mindedness and adaptability are important in all kinds of humanities disciplines, where the central tenet of study is that humans are incapable of ever being objective, and all research must reflect that.

Employment Opportunities for Humanities

Advertising. Your study of human culture and society can prove very helpful when trying to figure out how people might react to a certain kind of advertising and your specific background, be it music, philosophy or beyond, can enable highly creative thinking.
Foreign Service. Especially if you’ve majored in the study of a particular culture, your ability to understand the workings of human society are invaluable when trying to work in a foreign country. Journalism. Good communicative skills and the ability to think analytically are the most important qualities for a journalist. Many top journalists have humanities and liberal arts backgrounds instead of journalism school degrees.
Law. Humanities majors are the most common prerequisites for law school. It may seem to require a lot of rote memorization of court cases and laws, but by far the most crucial attribute for any lawyer is the ability to think critically and to relate current issues to past ones (history is a popular undergraduate degree for law students).
Public administration. If you’ve studied how societies work, you’re probably qualified to help make them work.
Publishing. This is a good choice for literature and communications majors, who must be able to recognize quality writing when they see it and champion it to publishers and the reading public.
Teaching. If you’re passionate about your subject, pass it on to others. The skills you learn in your own degree program can be taught to the next generation.

Professional Associations

British Comparative Literature Association (BCLA)
American Oriental Society (AOS)
American Philological Association (APA)

Resources and Tools

Internet Public Library: Associations on the Net Digital Humanities and Arts