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Bachelor of Arts in Humanities

Humanities: Building a Firm Foundation

Quench your thirst for knowledge when you study handpicked classes from a variety of areas. You’ll gain a strong base of general knowledge that spans vocations to give you a solid understanding of the world—from a scriptural perspective.

The humanities major from PCC will allow you to forge your unique professional path. As businesses and companies increasingly seek employees with broad liberal arts studies rather than a specific concentration, you’ll fill a need in the workforce. This major serves as a launchpad for you: whether you have a clear picture of your future or are unsure of what to study.

Combining general history, English, natural sciences, Bible, art, foreign language, and math with your chosen electives will let you customize your experience as you discover your interests and sharpen your skills. And you’ll graduate ready to travel the unique path that God has set before you.

Faith-Based Humanities

Your degree will give you a broad introduction to the humanities using a variety of arts and sciences courses. Taught from a biblical perspective, your classes will shape you into a cultured, well‐rounded Christian professional equipped to serve the Lord in your chosen field. You’ll learn to express yourself fluently on a variety of disciplines and topics while also demonstrating your faith.

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Humanities Major Learning Outcomes

As a humanities graduate, you will be able to

  • analyze information from a variety of disciplines using the biblical worldview and
  • demonstrate effective writing skills in a variety of disciplines.

Program Highlights

Worldview and Ethics

Develop strong biblical ethics in a class (PR 411) that will hone your critical thinking skills on a variety of topics. Learn to defend your Christian stances and the concept of absolute truth as it is applied to real‐world issues. You’ll grow firm in your convictions, well-versed in contemporary issues and how they affect society.

Senior Humanities Research Project

Synthesize and apply all you’ve learned in an independent study (EN 431) that allows you to research, write, and present your work. This project empowers you to examine an issue and its biblical implications and see fully how the Bible remains the ultimate source of righteousness in an increasingly secular world.

Your Humanities Future

What can you do with a humanities degree?

Beyond graduation, your opportunities are truly endless. With a wealth of liberal arts training, you’ll become a well‐rounded professional, ready to pursue your individual calling. Many career fields value the broad aspect of a humanities degree, so whether you decide to pursue higher education or step into the workforce, your education will equip you for success.

Here are a few of the countless career opportunities available to you.

  • Education
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Ministry
  • Missions
  • Politics
  • Social Sciences
  • Writing

Here are a few of the grad schools our humanities alumni have attended.

  • Liberty University
  • Temple University

Here are a few of the many places that our humanities alumni have worked.

  • Abeka Publishing
  • Dublin Christian Academy
  • ELK Investors
  • Law Offices of Santo Golino
  • Lighthouse International School
  • Murfreesboro City Council

Faculty Highlight


Mrs. Elisabect Kozar

B.S., University of Puerto Rico
M.A., Florida State University
M.S., Pensacola Christian College

“Studying a foreign language will allow you to become a well-rounded, knowledgeable, and versatile professional. It can open a window of opportunity in the professions for you. You’ll be prepared to speak and effectively communicate with others from different cultures and be equipped to minister and evangelize.

I am grateful for the opportunity to teach and mentor my students, and I love each minute of it.”

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Alumni Spotlight

Bethany Urbina
Bethany Urbina ’16

Freelance Copywriter

“I chose to study humanities at PCC because the degree seemed to offer a versatile education. By looking at the course list, I could see that I’d be learning a wide range of subjects, from trigonometry to foreign languages to creative writing. That wide range was attractive to me because I wanted to be ready for anything life might throw at me after graduation. I have always appreciated the standard of excellence and professionalism that PCC consistently displays. In this environment, I believe that I was prepared to conduct myself professionally and graciously with clients and associates.

Humanities is a well-rounded degree choice with a variety of courses to meet the requirements of many different career paths. Pensacola Christian College as well is a well-rounded institution with more than enough enriching extracurricular opportunities to supplement a degree and produce a student who is highly competitive in the professional world.”

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About the Humanities Program

The purpose of the humanities major is to give students a broad education in the arts and sciences to equip them with the knowledge and skills for a variety of opportunities and to prepare them to serve the Lord more fully.

Students can apply for scholarships to receive financial aid.

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Humanities Career Support

With Career Services and Career Link, students can start making connections with employers while on campus during Career Fair events. These services provide tools and resources designed to empower you for your career.

Need help? Career Services staff are ready to assist you in researching employment opportunities, exploring job qualifications, and providing mock interviews and résumé support.