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Explore the life of the mind.

Humanities studies have been at the heart of Walla Walla University since its early days in the late 19th century, when at one time or another most students studied Latin and logic. Humanities at WWU, today, have built on that foundation and now include rich and varied courses that will enhance your personal and professional experience. A major in the humanities will provide you with knowledge in several areas while helping you hone your skills in writing, critical thinking, and communication. To that end, WWU offers a program that is flexible enough to allow you to take classes in a variety of subjects while specializing in the area that interests you.

Studying humanities involves a high level of academic rigor that develops strong critical thinking skills that will serve you well after graduation. This is demonstrated in that one hundred percent of all humanities majors who have applied for medical school in the last 20 years have been accepted.

The department maintains affiliation with the Middlebury Schools Abroad and the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, both with locations around the world, including Oxford University. Students who participate in these programs have had remarkable success being admitted to graduate schools.

  • Medical professions (100% of all humanities majors who have applied for medical school in the last 20 years have been accepted.)
  • Law
  • Writing
  • Research
  • Education
  • Public service (non-profits)

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