What is the Humanities Scholars Program?

The Pacific Humanities Scholars Program is a selective, one-of-a-kind educational experience dedicated to the promotion of humanities disciplines in academics and beyond. It is designed to foster an intellectually rigorous and culturally rich community in which students can learn, grow and thrive. The program also enables students to complete an optional accelerated track to achieve their BA in just three years.

How to Apply

Admission to the Humanities Scholars Program is by invitation. In addition to a careful review of the student’s GPA, rigor of courses, extracurricular activities and the quality and content of the applicant’s personal statement, the Humanities Scholars Program follows the holistic review process practiced by the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Why Study the Humanities
Humanities Scholar Jennifer Morrow

Jennifer Morrow is passionate about the humanities and chose Pacific's Humanities Program because she wanted to be part of a community of people who shared her passion. 

Community and Passion

One of the primary goals of the Pacific Humanities Scholars Program is to create a powerful intellectual community among its members. During their studies, Humanities Scholars enjoy close relationships with students and faculty who are passionate about the humanities. Faculty and staff work closely with Humanities Scholars to:

  • Help students design their own majors and course of study
  • Provide extracurricular events, activities, field trips and projects to encourage a deeper exploration of the humanities disciplines
  • Understand the intersection of the humanities with science, technology and other fields
  • Challenge students' knowledge of culture, society, ethics and justice
  • Facilitate career goals and aspirations

Eligible Majors

  • Art
  • English
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Media X
  • Modern Languages and Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies

Contact Us

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Humanities Scholars

Jeffrey Hole, Ph.D.
Director of Pacific Humanities Scholars Program, Associate Professor of English