Humanities Department

Develop your capacity for cross-disciplinary reflection, creative and critical thinking, as well as an understanding of diverse peoples and cultures.
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The Humanities Department, which includes Art, Music, Philosophy, and World Languages, encourages inquiry and self-reflection by offering a practical and innovative curriculum that recognizes the increasingly porous boundaries between disciplines.

The Humanities curriculum Humanities courses create a strong educational foundation that provides the essential skills needed for lifelong learning and success.

Majors and Concentrations

Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A./B.S.

Design your own major in collaboration with a faculty advisor and build a curriculum that meets your own specific interests and career goals.

Fine and Performing Arts

Design your own major in the arts by combining courses in visual art, music, and/or theater in a package that meets your own specific goals.

General Science

Design your own major by combining a defined core set of science courses with a minor in another field.


Design your own major in collaboration with a faculty advisor, and build a curriculum that meets your own specific interests and career goals.


Build a well-rounded and flexible skillset that will prepare you for Law School and a legal career. 

Pre-Law Partnership

UMass Dartmouth 3+3

Complete both your bachelor’s degree (BS) and juris doctor degree (JD) in six years.

Beyond the Classroom

Music Ensembles

Music ensembles provide performance opportunities in concert band, jazz band, orchestra, and choir to students of all levels of ability whether or not enrolled in a music minor.
Read more about: Music Ensembles

Humanities Scholarship

A scholarship that aims to provide full tuition for a cycle of 10 private instrumental lessons with a professional music teacher,
Read more about: Humanities Scholarship

Fitchburg Art Museum

Our close relationship with the nearby Fitchburg Art Museum means free admission for all exhibits as well as exciting partnership opportunities.
Read more about: Fitchburg Art Museum

Get in touch!

Please reach out with any questions you might have, either though the contact information below or by contacting the department chair, Prof. Petri Flint, 978.665.3461.

SPRING 2021: The Department of Humanities located in Conlon Fine Arts, Room 263 will provide remote services, Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm for the Spring 2021 semester. Please contact or the chair, Petri Flint at To make an appointment with a Humanities faculty member, please contact them directly. Contact information and office hours are listed elsewhere on this page.