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Corban University



Become a well-rounded Christian intellectual. Refine your capacity to write, speak, and think well, and develop your ability to think creatively. Pursue wisdom. Pursue truth, and do so in the warm company of other Christian philosophers. Such is the nature of the humanities program, and if this sounds interesting to you, then consider yourself invited to join our conversation.

The humanities degree offers a flexible combination of English and philosophy courses, with room to explore other classes as well. The program is especially appropriate for students who want to go on to attend graduate school in various fields, or law school. This program also attracts entrepreneurial students, all of them avid thinkers, some of them video game experts, fashion bloggers, techno-wizards, and Narnians.

The valuable skills you will develop as a humanities majors, such as critical thinking, effective communication, problem-solving and analysis, are widely applicable in a variety of careers in our 21st-century global culture.

Is Humanities the right major for you?

Yes, if:

  • You are fascinated by the human experience both in art and history.
  • You enjoy reading in multiple genres.
  • You tend to think creatively as well as analytically.
  • You like to communicate in person and on paper.
  • You enjoy storytelling in a variety of forms.

What You’ll Learn

As a humanities major, you will take literature and philosophy courses that challenge you to think analytically and develop a strong Christian worldview. You will also have the flexibility to choose from a variety of courses, depending on your interests and career goals. Classes you might take include:

  • Christian Ethics
  • History of Philosophy
  • Literary Criticism
  • Shakespeare
  • Logic & Rhetoric
  • C.S. Lewis
  • Satire
  • Mythology
  • Minority Authors
  • The Literature of Love
  • Philosophy and the Fantastic
  • Narrative Theory
  • Masterpieces of Christian Literature

Learn what courses you’ll need to complete your degree.

Honors Program

While Corban’s Honors Program is open to students of any major, humanities majors especially value this opportunity to dive even deeper into classical studies, including history, literature, philosophy and the arts. Learn more.