The BA in Applied Humanities provides students interested in fields such as business, health, and design -- all among the most dynamic careers in the world today, and marked by sustained high job availability according to the World Economic Forum's Global Challenge Insight Report -- with a transdisciplinary education combining professional skills in these areas with the cognitive, creative, international, interpersonal, and intercultural intelligences and competencies taught in the humanities, intelligences and competencies that offer a vital edge in these and other rapidly changing professions.
Students also study and practice the variety of organizational, collaborative, and leadership skills that are most often used in administrative contexts, including the development of mission/vision/outreach plans, commercial sponsorships, customer and project management, and public speaking.
The BA in Applied Humanities has eleven emphases for students to choose from:
- Business Administration
- Consumer, Market & Retail Studies (beginning Fall 2024)
- Engineering Approaches
- Environmental Systems
- Fashion Studies
- Game Studies
- Plant Studies
- Public Health
- Rural Leadership & Renewal
- Spatial Organization & Design Thinking
The BA in Applied Humanities is offered in partnership with seven colleges: