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The humanities endow students with the critical thinking skills that equip them for life.

Students take courses in a variety of program areas—Art, English, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, Religion, and Theatre—and conduct a deeper study in two of these disciplines.

Top Reasons to choose Humanities at florida southern college

Excellent Second Major

The Humanities major overlaps naturally making it an excellent second major for students already majoring in another field.

Interdisciplinary Emphasis

Explore the perspectives of and interrelationships between a number of disciplines, including art history, music, philosophy, religion, and theatre.

Flexibility In Course Selection

The Humanities major offers more flexibility in course selection than many other majors and allows students to choose courses from a wide range of academic disciplines.

Let's Get Human!

Through REL/PHI 2219 World Religions and Philosophies, you'll be introduced to the origins, founders, scriptures and fundamental concepts of the various beliefs that drive us. Understand the meaning of life, human hope, personal and social ethics and try to interpret their relevance in today's times.

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Hear from college leadership, faculty, and staff as you learn more about life and learning at Florida Southern College. Academic showcases spanning the breadth of the college's academic offerings will provide you with opportunities to learn more about the Humanities program.

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Featured Humanities Faculty

Dr. Waite Willis
- Chair of Religion & Philosophy

Teaching is the heart of the matter — a process of transforming students and professors into persons possessing knowledge, wisdom, critical reason, and moral judgment, all proved in the life of care for others. Using enthusiasm and humor, moving around, calling students by name, encouraging discussion, teaching compels students to engage in the classroom, department lounge, and my office. Teaching is forming relationships with students, as we discover new ways of life and being in the world.

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Admission Requirements


All domestic freshman applicants to Florida Southern College’s full-time degree programs must submit the following information:

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