Learn About Our Shared Humanity

Your Providence Humanities education will help you develop a critical Christ-centered appreciation of human nature, knowledge, values, and the arts. This well-rounded program will prepare you for numerous fields, as you’ll be equipped to think analytically, critically, and creatively. Studying history, literature, and philosophy will put you in touch with the great artists, thinkers and writers who have shaped and continue to shape human culture.

Choose two of the following concentrations to complete your Humanities education: English Literature, History, and Philosophy.

*This program meets the requirements for entrance into the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg and Brandon University. Read more in Major Options tab.

Information Sessions

Join us on one of our information sessions to hear more about the program, application/admission process and what makes Providence a unique place for you to get your university education. You can find upcoming sessions here (under University College Sessions).

Major Options
Bachelor of Arts Humanities Advanced Major 4 Years
Bachelor of Arts Humanities Honours Major 4 Years
Bachelor of Arts Humanities Major 3 Years
Minor Humanities Combine with any Major
Program Details

For Entrance into the Humanities program

The prerequisite for entry into the Humanities major is a grade of “C” or better in any Humanities course. 

Program Concentrations

Each Humanities major is comprised of a double concentration (18 credit hours each) in any two: English Literature, History, and Philosophy, plus the general requirements for all Providence University College Bachelor of Arts degree programs. 

  • English Literature
    • Focus on various literary periods from classical to contemporary while also learning about women writers, gender issues and religious themes throughout literary history. Practice the process of writing and developing excellent analytical skills.
  • History
    • Explore the past through the study of western civilization, the history of Christianity, Canada’s history and women in history. Improve your writing skills by evaluating evidence and reconciling different perspectives of interpretations of the past.
  • Philosophy
    • Think about life’s big questions in a disciplined yet imaginative way while studying and engaging with the work of great historical thinkers. Learn to think clearly and critically as you examine the origins of important ideas that influence us today.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please look to the Academic Calendar for full information and course lists. If there are discrepancies between the information listed here and in the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar is definitive.

*If you intend to become a teacher, we recommend that you meet with your faculty advisor to plan your degree program at Providence. Contact for more information.

Range of Courses
  • Major English Writers
  • Western Civilization
  • Ethics
  • Women Writers & Gender Issues
  • History of Christianity
  • Philosophy of Science

Luann Hiebert, Ph.D. (Program Coordinator)
Asst. Professor of English Literature; Early Alert Coordinator

Career Options

Graduates build careers as teachers, researchers, missionaries, public administrators, politicians, writers, editors, journalists, archivists, historians, as well as preparing for further graduate studies.