Big enough to offer lots of opportunities.
Small enough to know YOU!
The School of Humanities is committed to meeting the educational needs of each student. Here, you will acquire the skills, build the relationships, and develop the knowledge necessary for a successful and meaningful future. You will learn critical thinking, effective communication, and empathy—all highly valued power skills—that will help you succeed in school and in life.
Benefits of Humanities
100% of our undergraduates are employed or in grad school within 6 months of graduation!
- Learn what employers and grad schools truly value.
Think critically, write clearly, figure out solutions.
Prepare for a career, not just your first job.
Understand information, learn how to find it, and figure out how to use it.
- Gain important experience through High Impact Practices, such as capstone courses, internships, and global learning opportunities.
Do the things a robot can't do.
The School of Humanities and its professors have always been amazing to me, and I seriously couldn’t imagine doing any of the things I do without them. It’s wonderful to feel like there is value in my writing and I wouldn’t be able to write or present the way I do without the School of Humanities.
Tyler Curtis, English Studies-Creative Writing, December 2021
But what does Humanities do? A lot!
- We add to the knowledge and understanding of the world.
- We investigate and analyze; we come to understand and empathize with differences among cultures and communities around the world and across time.
- Our disciplines encourage you to think creatively and critically, to reason, ask questions, and respond with empathy and civility.
- Because we offer insights into nearly every aspect of life, we are a crucial part of a well-rounded education as we provide skills that employers and graduate programs value.
- Simply put, we help you do well and do good, personally, in the local community, and around the world.
A strong background in the humanities develops flexible and innovative thinking that is so very important to every business in today's rapidly changing economy. With our focus on critical thinking, clear communication, and analysis and synthesis of data, we help “prepare our students in such high-demand fields as computational thinking, data mining, data visualization, geospatial analysis, time series network analysis, provenance, data privacy, 3-D digital reconstructions and simulation modeling” (See Inside Higher Ed, 2020, for the full article).
Hear for yourself what recent graduates have to say about us.
Explore our Programs
Explore the majors, minors, and certificates offered by the School of Humanities at Lindenwood University.
- English Language and Literature
- Foreign Languages
- History and Geography
- Interdisciplinary Studies (Online or Traditional)
- International Relations
- Masters of Public Administration (Online)
- Philosophy & Religion
- Political Science
- Writing, MFA
- American Studies, Minor
- Asian Studies, Minor
- Catholic Studies, Minor
- Creative Writing, Minor
- Critical Thinking, Minor
- English Studies, Minor
- Ethical Reasoning, Minor
- Gender Studies, Minor
- Geography, Minor
- History, Minor
- International Relations, Minor
- Philosophy, Minor
- Religion, Minor
- Political Science, Minor
- Public Administration, Minor
- Public History, Minor
- Social Studies, Minor
- Spanish, Minor
- Teacher Certification in Social Sciences
- Writing and Professional Communication, Minor
Humanities in the REAL World
Discover What Employers Value
Eighty-one percent of respondents said they regularly use at least one humanities-related skill in the workplace.
"Survey on American Attitudes on the Humanities"
Inside Higher Ed
There is an enormous part of the economy hungry for graduates with skills in analysis and communications -- skills students are honoring as they conduct close readings of texts, persuade their classmates in seminars and hone the style and structure of papers.
"Philosophy Degrees and Sales Jobs"
Inside Higher Ed
AAC&U's employer surveys confirm, year after year, that the skills employers value most in the new graduates they hire are not technical, job-specific skills, but written and oral communication, problem solving, and critical thinking— exactly the sort of "soft skills" humanities majors tend to excel in.
"Why critics are wrong about liberal arts degrees"
Let's not forget what Steve Jobs said as recently as the iPad 2 launch: "It's in Apple's DNA that technology alone is not enough. That it's technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our hearts sing."
"Humanities and business go hand in hand"
It's no accident that many of our future medical school students attended liberal arts colleges. We look for students who are curious about and have an understanding of humanity, our history, our present and our future. An education that blends art and science not only helps them become great physicians who care about patients, but also helps them become exceptional citizens of the world.
Kathleen Franco, M.D.
"Boost Medical School Prep With Undergrad Courses in Other Fields"
80% of employers believe "that all students need a strong foundation in the liberal arts [humanities] and sciences"
"Yes, Employers Do Value Liberal Arts Degrees"
Harvard Business Review
"Even STEM-centric jobs require basic writing skills: for example, it's the second most-requested professional skill for engineering and IT occupations. However, many employers find graduates lacking in this area."