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Bachelor of Science in Humanities


Studying the Humanities at a university with a technology focus will provide you a singular and valuable experience for today’s world. As a Humanities major at Illinois tech, you will study history, philosophy, communications, literature, art and architectural history, or language, and examine human problems and issues as they intersect with technology.

Rapid technological advances affect our way of life and challenge our ethics. The benefit of studying humanities at Illinois Tech is that you will encounter fellow students in the human sciences, the natural sciences, engineering, and architecture who are thinking about technological problems in new ways. As technological advancements proceed at a rapid pace and change the relationship of individuals to their world, you will need more humanistic knowledge to meet the challenges and potential disruptions this change presents, from the local to the global setting. Your classes with humanities professors will provide you with invaluable insight into the human experience that will prepare you to enter the workforce and make a difference for the future.

Program at a glance

Within this major, you can choose concentrations in history, philosophy, communication, literature, or linguistics. You also have the option of earning minor in a non-humanities area of your choosing.

General Education (47 hours)
Major Coursework (33 hours)
Minor/Second Major/Free Electives (46 hours)

You will also participate in an Interprofessional Project, unique to IIT’s curriculum.

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Sample courses

  • Social Networks
  • Gender and Technological Change
  • Digital Game Theory
  • The City in World History
  • Aesthetics
  • Science and Values
  • Humanizing Technology
  • Technology and Social Change
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Talking Animals, Robots and Zombies
  • Philosophy of Law

After graduation

The Bachelor of Science in Humanities is an interdisciplinary degree in which you will learn critical skills in reading, writing, and empirical research and analysis. You will be prepared for careers in many fields including:

  • Technical and digital communications
  • Data analysis
  • Public or government service
  • Communications and marketing
  • Writing, journalism, or social media production
  • Research and archiving

Learn more

To apply or for more information, visit undergraduate admissions.