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What are some high school courses required for someone majoring in Art&Humanities and Psychology?

I am a junior in high school and I am very interested in what kind of classes are needed for my passion #college #art #school #therapy #humanities

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Alyx’s Answer

Hi Rianne,

I'll speak to the Humanities degree. I was an English major in college and it was awesome having a discipline that I could apply to the nonprofit sector, which is where I was interested in working. A humanities degree in lots of ways is similar.

You can prepare for a Humanities program by taking courses in high school that prepare you for college. This typically includes four years of English, three years of math, three years of social studies, and two years of science. Some colleges also require two years of a second language.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

  • Algebra

  • Contemporary World Issues

  • Economics

  • Geography

  • Humanities

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Political Science

  • Second Language

  • U.S. History

  • Western Civilization

  • World Area Studies

  • World History

Typical course work for a Humanities degree:

  • Art and Music History

  • Biology and Ethics

  • Classics

  • Communication

  • Computers, Technology, and Society

  • Critical Theory

  • English Literature

  • History of the Western World

  • Humanities

  • Languages

  • Philosophy and Religion

  • Political Science

  • Social Science

  • Technology and Society

There can be considerable overlap between interdisciplinary studies, liberal studies, and humanities. For example, some schools offer liberal studies within humanities programs and some offer humanities within liberal studies programs. Most degree programs in liberal studies and humanities do draw on more than one department or college within a university and are interdisciplinary in nature.

Very few people who receive a bachelor's degree in humanities ever get a job directly related to the field. Even so, this program provides a solid background for many careers that require a four-year degree. This is because students in humanities learn skills in critical thinking and writing. These skills are valuable to many types of employers. Many programs offer areas of specialization. These include cultural, film, and classical studies. A degree in humanities is a good starting point for further study in art history, English, philosophy, theology, law, and history.

Hope that helps!

Thank you comment icon Thank you, this was kind of helpful to me Rianne
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Sikawayi’s Answer

Hello Rianne, thank you for your question. I'm sorry to tell you there aren't any requirements for pre-college classes that would impact your college application. What you could do is talk with your guidance counselor and express your interest in these classes for the major you plan on taking in college and see if you can be placed in those classes. Best of luck