Develop what’s needed to excel in any environment.

Learn foundational knowledge and skills with the online BA in Interdisciplinary Humanities from Lesley University. Our program enhances the cultural knowledge and critical thinking, researching, and writing skills you need to take the next step in any career. You’ll explore history, literature, languages, works of art, and ideas that have helped shape current society. And you’ll study in a convenient, fully online environment with experienced faculty and engaged peers.

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Advantages

  • Accelerate your degree by transferring up to 90 credits toward your degree.
  • Earn college credit for previous work and life experience.
  • Maintain your current work and personal schedule by studying online.
  • Benefit from one-on-one academic advising.

Program of Study

Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Course Type Credits
REQUIRED COURSES
CHUMS 4888 Capstone
3
CHUMS 4888 Career Opportunities and Graduate Studies 1
CHOOSE NINE COURSES FROM THE LIST BELOW
(Three of the following categories must be represented: music, religion, literature, creative writing, history, or humanities.)
(Five of the courses selected must be at the 3000 level or above, and three of those 3000-level or above courses must be from the same category.)
Creative Writing
CCRWT 1400 Intro to Creative Writing
3
CCRWT 2300 Art and Craft of Short Fiction
3
CCRWT 2310 Art and Craft of Poetry
3
CCRWT 3001 Advanced Short Fiction
3
CCRWT 3300 Autobiographical Writing 3
History
CHIST 1502 World Civilization from 1500 to Present
3
CHIST 2330 American History
3
CHIST 3400 Humanitarian Organizations
3
CHIST 3200 Human Rights, Social Justice and the Constitution in America
3
CHUMS 3500 Postcolonial History and Literature
3
CHUMS 3600 Medieval History and Literature 3
Humanities
CHUMS 3100 or 4100 Interdisciplinary Humanities Internship 3
Music
CMUSC 1404 Classical Music 3
CMUSC 3339 World Music: Folk and Popular 3
Religion
CRELS 1401 World Religions 3
Literature
CLITR 2120 American Literature
3
CLITR 2330 World Mythology
3
CLITR 3028 Modern American Drama
3
CLITR 3312 Plays of Shakespeare
3
CLITR 3250 World Drama II
3
CHUMS 3317 Romanticism in the Arts
3
CLITR 3329 Contemporary Ethnic Literature
3
CLITR 3336 British and American Poetry
3
CLITR 3337 Short Fiction
3
CHUMS 3500 Postcolonial History and Literature
3
CHUMS 3600 Medieval History and Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
(The 42 general education credits may be fulfilled via transfer credit, prior learning assessment, or Lesley courses.)
Arts & Humanities 9
Fine & Performing Arts 3
Liberal Arts Electives 12
Math & Science 6
Social Sciences 6
Writing & Literature 6
FREE ELECTIVES
(The 47 credits of free electives may be fulfilled via transfer credit, prior learning assessment, or Lesley courses.)
TOTAL CREDITS: 120

Cost

Tuition is $460 per credit hour.

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Admission Requirements

You’ll need:
  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts
  • A personal statement
  • A résumé

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