Program Description

The 90-credit Associate in Arts transfer degree is designed to meet the general education requirements at Washington State four-year institutions and prepares students for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities. Humanities is also an excellent major for graduate studies in Humanities, Social Sciences, Business, Medicine and Education.

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Humanities — What is it?

The field of Humanities is comprised of multiple disciplines that study of a broad range of human experience.
The humanities seek to explore, integrate and celebrate the variety and complexity of human expressions across
cultures. Humanities promote the understanding of traditions and cultures around the world, as well as
encourage creative expression, performance and production of language and the arts.

Areas of Study in Humanities:

Interdisciplinary Studies, Art History, Communication, Drama/Theatre, Film/Cinema, Music, Philosophy, Global Cultures, Religion, Studio Arts, World Languages, Literature and the Development of Culture.

Career Opportunities — What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities?

Students who major in the Humanities develop knowledge and skills that can be applied to a variety of careers
that include teaching, research and development, creative production, performance, freelance writing,
reporting, news editing, public relations, fund raising marketing and sales.

Potential employers include:

Museums, Galleries, Public and Private Schools, Colleges and Universities, Libraries, Publishing and Media Companies, Businesses, Government Agencies and Non-Profit Organizations. For more, please visit Career Counseling.


Program Outcomes

  • Students creatively express a broad range of human experiences, across cultures, contexts and perspectives, through integrating perception, aesthetic judgment, intellect, emotion and imagination.
  • Students use language and the arts to examine their values, assumptions and aesthetic criteria across cultures, contexts and perspectives.
  • Students participate in a multicultural society and the communal discovery of meaning through the sharing of ideas, as well as by listening and responding to ideas of others, with understanding, compassion, empathy and integrity.

Transfer Possibilities —   Where can I transfer?

An Associate Degree from Shoreline  makes it possible for students to transfer to public and private colleges and universities throughout the U.S. with junior standing. Shoreline also has agreements with several universities to make transferring even easier. For transfer within Washington State, we offer a special degree called the  AA-DTA . For international students, Shoreline also has  conditional admission agreements  that allow a student to be simultaneously accepted by Shoreline and a university of the student's choosing.

Length of Program: 90 Credits Completion Award: A.A. Degree