Students pursuing a bachelor of arts in humanities at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, explore the process of intellectual discovery.
In this four-year degree program, you'll learn about how humans look at their own personal development by studying diverse topics including:
- Fine arts
- Indigenous studies
Why study humanities at Grenfell
We ask big questions and look for connections. We study ideas and challenge conventions. We explore what it means to be human in an ever-changing world.
Grenfell's humanities program is one of only five in Canada. We provide students with an intimate, supportive learning environment where our instructors challenge you to consider ideas from a variety of perspectives and cultural works, past and present. The humanities program
also encourages students to use critical thinking skills and creativity
to express their ideas in effective ways. As a humanities student, you have opportunities to win scholarships and awards. Here are 11 reason why you should major in humanities!
View a complete list of our humanities program courses.
At Grenfell, your professors will know
you by name. Our low student-instructor ratio ensures that your learning
will be personal and relevant. With just over 1,300 students on campus,
you’ll make real connections with your classmates and become an
important part of the Grenfell community.
Meet our humanities program faculty and staff.
Information for first-year students
In addition to the Humanities program requirements, Humanities majors will also complete an eight-credit minor in another subject. Minor programs are offered in areas including folklore, geography and art history.
You must meet the general admission requirements for Memorial University and declare Humanities as your major to be accepted to the program.
How do you imagine your future? Law? Business? Medicine? Journalism? Academia? Technology? Humanities will help you get there. Graduates of the humanities program have a wide variety of career opportunities, including:
- Jobs in the business sector
- Government jobs in policy analysis or program development
- Jobs in the non-profit sector
Humanities program graduates have unique skills that give them an advantage when searching for employment. These skills include:
- Seeing issues, problems and challenges from different angles
- Thinking outside of the box
- Developing creative solutions
Learn about other programs in Grenfell's School of Arts and Social Science.
Awards and medals
University Medal for Academic Excellence
A University Medal for
Academic Excellence may be awarded in the graduating year to a candidate for the bachelor's degree in humanities who has been recommended by the chair of humanities.
James Alexander Doull Memorial Scholarship
Named for Professor James Doull, an eminent Canadian scholar who had an
impact on some of our own faculty members, the scholarship is valued at $1000
annually and is awarded to a full-time humanities major who is in scholarship
standing. (Scholarship standing for undergraduate students is defined as a 75%
average at the end of two out of the last three semesters in the previous
scholarship year and the successful completion of not less than 30 credit hours
in those two semesters.)
Click here for a complete list of scholarships and bursaries.