Humanities Concentration

liberal studies

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies: Humanities Concentration

As a Humanities Major you’ll rethink how you see the world

Our Humanities undergraduate degree program is a unique bachelor’s degree completion program that studies the religions, cultures, histories, and inventions of different civilizations from ancient to modern times.

  • Sharpen your skills in critical analysis, improve your public speaking skills, and expand your global awareness.
  • Discover how people over time have fathomed the cosmos, organized their communities, defined their identities, and developed relationships with others beyond their borders.
  • Study patterns of daily life, the work of women as well as men, the role of leadership and authority, the clash of cultures, the development of global trade, the unending wars over religions and resources and the birth of our modern intellectual movements.

Program Overview:

The Antioch University Midwest Humanities program challenges students to investigate civilizations, worldviews, conflicts, and revolutions that have shaped history and changed lives. They delve into and debate the great classics of literature, philosophy, religion, and the arts that continue to enlighten and inspire people across the world. In the process, students expand their global awareness, stretch their imagination, sharpen their thinking, boost their communication skills, and grow their resolve to create the kind of world humanity needs in order to achieve social justice, equity, peace, and meaning in their lives.

This intense, interactive program applies directly to all careers devoted to working with people and well prepares students for graduate study in many of fields of the humanities, social sciences, and law.

Our Humanities bachelor degree program prepares you for graduate study in:

  • law
  • history
  • literature
  • philosophy
  • journalism
  • religious studies
  • political science
  • international relations.

Why Antioch University Midwest?

as a humanities major...
  • Study in a cohort program with adult learners.
  • Balance work, personal life, and your studies with our flexible schedule designed for working adults.
  • Work with faculty and professors who have expertise across a broad range of the humanities.
  • Get inspired by an environment that empowers students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice.
as a graduate...
  • Prepare yourself for further studies or the job market with a foundation in history, civilization and culture.
  • Stay connected through our growing Alumni Community.

To earn a Bachelor’s degree at Antioch University Midwest, students will have a combination of transfer credits and required Antioch University Midwest credits totaling 120 credits.

Antioch Core Courses


INTD-3210 Experience and Expression (3)

INTD-3250 Modes and Methods of Learning (3)

INTD-3310 Literary Analysis and Argumentation (3)

INTD-3350 Culture, Conflict, and Social Research (3)

INTD-3450 Foundations of Civilization (3)

INTD-3510 Ecology, Technology, and Society (3)

INTD-3550 Leadership (3)

Humanities Concentration Requirements


HUM-4210 Africa: Native Cultures to Independent Nations (3)

HUM-4310 Middle East: Heritages & Conflicts (3)

HUM-4410 India: Cultures, Literatures & Conflicts (3)

HUM-4510 China: Cultural Roots & Modern Revolutions (3)

HUM-4610 Medieval and Renaissance Europe (3)

HUM-4710 Indigenous America & Legacy of Colonialism (3)

HUM-4810 American Democracy, Capitalism, & Empire (3)

PRO-4970 Senior Project (3)

Total 42 Credits

For course descriptions, please see the current course catalog.

Important Notice: This is not an official Degree Audit tool. This is merely a sample of the most recent degree offerings. Students should confer with their academic advisor regarding their degree requirements.



Apply before the deadline and we will waive your application fee

SemesterApplication DeadlinesClasses Begin
Fall 2016 "B Session"October 17, 2016October 22, 2016
Spring 2017January 3, 2016January 7, 2017
Spring 2017 "B Session"February 28, 2017March 4, 2017

We will continue to process the complete applications received after the deadline however, we cannot guarantee an admission decision will be reached in time to begin the desired term.

Please contact the Office of Admissions for more information at 937-769-1818 or

Undergraduate ProgramsSemesterCost/Credit HourFull TimeHalf-TimeGeneral Fee
Bachelor Degree CompletionFall 2016, Spring 2017$527$6,324
(based on 12 hours)
(based on 6 hours)

View the full tuition and fee schedule.

Financial Aid

Several types of assistance are available through federal and state governments, Antioch University Midwest, and private organizations. Eligibility for financial assistance usually is based on need. Your individualized aid package may include multiple types of assistance.

  • Grants: Federal and Washington State grants are awarded to undergraduate students based on need and income. Grants are considered “gift” aid – they do not need to be repaid.
  • Federal Pell Grant: Available to undergraduate students, awarded based on estimated family contribution, cost of attendance, and enrollment status. Students can receive this grant for a maximum of six years, which includes time attending other campuses.
  • Federal SEOG Grant: Federal grant that need not be repaid for Undergraduate students; based on financial need and availability of funds.
  • State Grants: Washington State grants for undergraduate students based on financial need, residency status, enrollment status, and availability of funds.
  • Work-study jobs: Students work on-campus and earn $12 an hour. Positions vary from five to twenty hours per week. These funds do not have to be repaid; students can elect to receive a bi-weekly paycheck, or to use the funds to pay down a balance on their student account. View open positions.
  • Antioch scholarships: Take advantage of several opportunities available to new students. See the scholarship section for the list of available scholarships and to obtain an application.
  • Federal Direct Loans: Loans that are part of the Direct Student loan program, which helps students pay part of their educational expenses by borrowing directly from the government. Terms of the loan are covered in greater detail in the required Federal Loan Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note. Loan repayment begins six months after a student graduates, withdraws, or drops below half-time status.
  • Federal Direct Subsidized Loan: Based on Unmet Need, the federal government pays the interest on subsidized loans while you are enrolled at least half-time. For Summer 2015-Spring 2016, subsidized loans have a fixed 4.29% interest rate for undergraduate students.
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan: Students are not required to have Unmet Need to borrow an unsubsidized loan, but are responsible for interest that accrues during deferment periods with this loan type. For Summer 2015-Spring 2016, subsidized loans have a fixed 4.29% interest rate for undergraduate students.
  • Federal Parent PLUS Loan: A Parent PLUS loan is an unsubsidized loan for parents of dependent undergraduate students, limited to the cost of attendance minus other financial aid received. For Summer 2015-Spring 2016 PLUS loans have an interest rate of 6.84%. Plus loan borrowers cannot have an adverse credit history. Repayment can be deferred until a student graduates, withdraws, or drops below half-time. Interest accrues from the first disbursement of the loan.
  • Alternative Loan: Students may borrow up to the cost of attendance less any financial aid received. Interest rates, fees, and approval of this loan are determined by credit history.


The AUM campus is a vibrant, collaborative learning environment located in the charming and eclectic village of Yellow Springs.  Antioch Midwest serves local residents, commuters and students from around the world.

Our Students

Antioch Midwest’s students are adults who seek a new direction in their careers or the mobility provided by earning an undergraduate or graduate degree. They are a diverse group of men and women ranging in age from 23 to 70, who share a serious determination to change their lives.

On-campus Resources:

Students have the option of studying in our well-stocked Library, or working with a writing specialist at the Bob Dizney Writing Center.  They may be meeting with their classmates in the student lounge or in a classroom.

You can find our hours of operation here. Generally, our campus is open from 8:30 am to 10:00 pm Monday through Friday, and 7:30 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday. If you are considering becoming an Antioch student yourself, visit the Prospective Students page to learn more about admissions and our Information Sessions.

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You’ll also find numerous free, enriching programming at night, running the gamut from wellness workshops to film screenings and panel discussions.  Learn more about what is going on in our Calendar.  While most events are hosted on campus, others happen at venues around Southwest Ohio.

Celebrating the Arts

The halls are decorated with beautiful art: on the first floor Antioch University Midwest houses the majority of the Yellow Springs Arts Council’s permanent collection as part of a special partnership.  Visitors are invited to participate in an art scavenger hunt while they are on campus.  On the second floor, we feature the artwork of local elementary, middle, and high school students from Yellow Springs.