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Humanities and Cultural Studies prepares students for postgraduate programs, including law and medicine, with an appropriate minor, and to enter the work force with cultural sensitivity, a global perspective, ethical awareness and a clear understanding of the ideas that have shaped, and continue to shape our shared world.


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Our goal is to prepare our students to succeed in whatever direction they choose and, even more important, to set the foundation for a deeply fulfilled life rich with intellectual wonder, compassion, and creativity.

Students hone analysis, synthesis, creative thinking and communication skills highly prized by employers and graduate programs including business, law and medical schools.

HCS students study the human condition and cultural diversity through art history, history, literature, art, music, philosophy and language and examine the fundamental questions of humankind that shape our local and global communities. The ability to relate to multiple world views and diverse cultural experiences expands as students take service-learning courses and engage in internships. Study abroad is encouraged as are independent studies. All students undertake a senior thesis or project and many design them with future goals in mind.

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For those who demonstrate six years of post high school work and/or life experience

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