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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato


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The Humanities Program at Minnesota State University Mankato offers both a BA in Humanities and a minor.

Interdisciplinary humanities explores human experience through examination of texts, performances, art symbols, cultural and historical systems, and other modes of human expression. The Humanities Program is concerned with connections between particular texts and their social and historical contexts, with relationships among the various arts—literary, performing and visual—and with links to other disciplines that explore the human condition.

The Humanities Program helps to prepare its students to use language effectively, to locate information from a variety of sources and examine it critically, to discover patterns of relationships with in this wealth of information and sources, to view these patterns with in cultural and historical perspectives, and to assess the beliefs, values, and ideologies that lie be neath or with in these patterns and perspectives.

Admission to Major is granted by the program.  Minimum university admission requirements are

  • a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours.
  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 (“C”).

 Contact the program director for admission procedures.

 Academic map for four-year degree completion: [PDF] (162 KiB)

Link to the Undergraduate Humanities Bulletin:

[PDF] (95 KiB)