Uncovering the possibility within.

Explore the art, music, and literature of cultures throughout the ages. As a Humanities major, you’ll immerse yourself in the humanist tradition, unlocking your potential.

Herkimer College’s Humanities A.A. program is flexible, and provides you with a springboard for many majors and career options. Graduates transfer to four-year institutions to continue studies in writing, literature, speech, interpersonal relations, journalism, communication, music, art, philosophy, and religion.

You’ll have opportunities to express yourself in so many ways—from contributing to the college’s award-winning arts and literary magazine, Phaethon, to joining the General’s Theater Group or being featured in our Student Art Show at the Cogar Gallery. Plus, you can participate in Art Club and enjoy field trips to galleries, as well as take part in the many cultural events on campus.


View our program course requirements as published in the College Catalog.

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Cost & Financial Aid

Herkimer College offers a quality and affordable educational experience.

Cost Of Attendance

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Graduates of this field can pursue careers in a variety of fields, including education, business, media and communication, and social services.

Transfer Agreements

Please review transfer agreements we have established (for our Humanities A.A. Program) with four-year colleges & universities to provide a seamless transfer of credits. Programs also offered online are denoted by asterisk *.

Online Learning

The Humanities A.A. program may also be completed entirely online through our Internet Academy. We offer the same level of care and service to online students as we do to on-campus students. All necessary services are accessible online, including registration, placement testing, bill payment, tutoring, book purchasing, and academic advisement.

Our alumni have gone on to achieve great things. Discover how our many graduates have followed their dreams and transformed their lives with a degree or certificate from Herkimer College.

"Our Humanities Program allows students ample coursework in the humanities without being prescriptive. With an array of electives and selectives, students can essentially customize their experience to suit their interests and needs, explore a variety of subjects, disciplines, and perspectives. In the classroom, students can expect an energetic atmosphere with teachers who are knowledgeable, critical, passionate, and committed to exploring the human experience through art, history, and writing."