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Bachelor of Arts in Humanities Online

This unique online program offers a relevant, well-rounded education with the opportunity to customize your degree plan—and maximize your transfer credits—in order to help you reach your academic and career goals.

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Program Overview

The UTPB Bachelor of Arts in Humanities degree is a unique online program designed to offer self-motivated students like you an interdisciplinary arts and sciences experience. Build on your background to expand your critical thinking and communication abilities, as well as prepare you for a number of careers—including opportunities in human resources, advertising, editing, technical writing or copywriting, journalism, and more.

As a student in this program, you will work with a faculty advisor to create an individualized plan of study with an interdisciplinary theme, period, set of problems, specialization or perspective unavailable through the combining of a traditional major and minor. You will get to choose at least two concentration areas of study to equal 24 credit hours of coursework. Concentration options include Art, Communication, English, History and Music; a minor is not required.

In our B.A. in Humanities online program, you will explore your choice of two concentration areas of study from the following:

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Also Available:

$303.71

Per Credit Hour

Up to 90 hours

Transfer Credits

120

Credit Hours

 

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Tuition

Our B.A. in Humanities online program features affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition. Financial aid is also available for those who qualify to help cover the expenses of earning a degree.

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Fees

Application Fee: $40
Graduation Fee: $25

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice by action of the Board of Trustees.

Financial Aid

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Explore financial aid options that can help you fund your online degree from UTPB.

Financial assistance is available to college students who qualify and are seeking a degree. Funds from a variety of sources assist students in achieving their responsibilities in paying for college. Costs associated with attending The University of Texas Permian Basin are comprised of tuition, fees, books and supplies. Federal, State, institutional and external sources can help pay some of the expenses related to the associated costs. No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subject to discrimination under any program sponsored by UTPB on any basis prohibited by applicable law, including but not limited to race, color, national origin, religion, gender or disability.

To apply for financial aid:

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. Please include the UTPB Federal School Code: 009930.
  2. Complete the UTPB admission process for your accelerated online program.
  3. Monitor your email for further instructions from the UTPB Financial Aid Office.

Please contact your Financial Aid Counselor if you have any questions.

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Tuition Breakdown:

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Calendar

The B.A. in Humanities program is delivered in a 100% online format with flexible, 8-week courses and six start dates a year. Find the most convenient class start for you in the calendar below and apply online by the corresponding application due date.

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Start Date App Deadline Doc Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline
03/09/20 02/24/20 03/02/20 03/06/20 03/13/20
05/11/20 04/27/20 05/04/20 05/08/20 05/18/20
06/29/20 06/15/20 06/22/20 06/26/20 07/09/20
08/24/20 08/10/20 08/17/20 08/21/20 08/31/20
10/19/20 10/05/20 10/12/20 10/16/20 10/26/20
01/11/21 12/14/20 01/04/21 01/08/21 01/19/21
03/16/21 03/01/21 03/08/21 03/12/21 03/22/21
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Admissions

Please review the admission guidelines for the B.A. in Humanities online program below.

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Minimum 2.0 GPA

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Admission Criteria

Transfer students seeking admission, who have accumulated 24 semester credit hours or more from regionally accredited colleges or universities, must meet the following entrance requirements:

  • Submit to the Office of Admissions official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended. All documents submitted become the property of the University and will not be returned to the student.
  • All official sealed transcripts may be mailed to the address below:
  • Admissions Office
    University of Texas Permian Basin
    4901 E. University Blvd.
    Odessa, Texas 79762
  • Students may request that the original institution send the transcripts electronically to admissions@utpb.edu. Transcripts sent electronically will only be reviewed if they are received directly from the original school.
  • Must have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or better on a 4.0 grading system in previous college work
  • Must not be on academic or disciplinary suspension from any previously attended college or university (be eligible to re-enroll in the colleges or universities previously attended)

Conditional Admission Criteria

In some cases, students that do not meet the minimum grade point requirement may be admitted conditionally. Conditionally admitted students will complete a student success plan as one of the conditions for their admissions. To be removed from conditional status, a student must:

  • Complete twelve or more general education credit requirements from UTPB with grades of "C" or better in each course
  • Complete other enrollment requirements consistent with his or her deficiencies at the time of application

Failure to meet these requirements may result in an academic probation or dismissal.

A transfer applicant from a non-accredited institution may be considered for conditional admission by the Admissions Review Committee. A transfer student admitted conditionally must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 or above for the first 30 hours of coursework undertaken at UTPB and is subject to academic dismissal at any time the grade point average falls below 2.0.

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Admissions Criteria

Freshman transfer students seeking admission, who have accumulated 1-23 semester credit hours from regionally accredited colleges, must meet the following entrance requirements:

  • Submit to the Office of Admissions official transcripts:
    • High school transcript showing grade average, class rank (or approximate) and date of graduation
    • Transcripts from ALL colleges and universities previously attended
  • All documents submitted become the property of the University and will not be returned to the student.
  • All official sealed transcripts may be mailed to the address below:
  • Admissions Office
    University of Texas Permian Basin
    4901 E. University Blvd.
    Odessa, Texas 79762
  • Students may request that the original institution send the transcripts electronically to admissions@utpb.edu. Transcripts sent electronically will only be reviewed if they are received directly from the original school.
  • Must have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or better on a 4.0 grading system in previous college work
  • Must not be on academic or disciplinary suspension from any previously attended college or university (be eligible to re-enroll in the colleges or universities previously attended)
  • SAT and/or ACT scores required for prospective students that graduated less than 5 years ago:

Entrance Exam Requirement

HS Graduation Class Rank SAT ACT
Top 25% No Minimum Score No Minimum Score
2nd Quarter 1020 20
3rd Quarter 1160 24
4th Quarter 1280 27

If you don't meet these requirements, you may still be admitted to UT Permian Basin. UTPB will complete a professional, individual review of your documents and application.

Conditional Admission Criteria

In some cases, students that do not meet the minimum grade point requirement may be admitted provisionally. Conditionally admitted students will complete a student success plan as one of the conditions for their admissions. To be removed from conditional status, a student must:

  • Complete twelve or more general education credit requirements from UTPB with grades of "C" or better in each course
  • Complete other enrollment requirements consistent with his or her deficiencies at the time of application

Failure to meet these requirements may result in an academic probation or dismissal.

A freshman transfer applicant from a non-accredited institution may be considered for conditional admission by the Admissions Review Committee. A freshman transfer student admitted conditionally must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 or above for the first 30 hours of coursework undertaken at UT Permian Basin and is subject to academic dismissal at any time the grade point average falls below 2.0.

Courses

For the Bachelor of Arts in Humanities online program, students must complete 120 credit hours, including 42 hours of general education courses, 30 hours of humanities core courses (with capstone), 24 hours of concentration area courses, and 24 hours of electives. View a list of available general education courses.

No courses used to complete the general education requirements may also be used to complete the requirements for tracks within the humanities core curriculum. The program requires a minimum of 30 hours of general studies core courses.

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Students must complete two 2000-level courses (6 hours), including HIST 2321 and/or HIST 2322. Other 2000-level courses may be substituted if they cover non-U.S. history.

HIST 2321: World Civilizations to 1500

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A survey of the world's major civilizations and of their mutual influences through 1500.

HIST 2322: World Civilizations

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A survey of the world's major civilizations and of their cultural, political, and economic interactions from roughly 1500 to modern globalization.

Two courses (6 hours) must be chosen from the following:

ENGL 2322: British Literature to 1800

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Chronological survey of major works in British Literature from Anglo-Saxon times, through the restoration and late 18th century. Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 Composition II or its equivalent.

ENGL 2323: British Literature Since 1800

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Chronological survey of major works of British Literature from the late 18th century (about 1800) to the Modern Period. Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 Composition II or its equivalent.

ENGL 2327: American Literature to 1865

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Chronological examination of writers, works and movements in fiction, nonfiction and poetry through 1865. Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 Composition II or its equivalent.

ENGL 2328: American Literature Since 1865

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Chronological examination of writers, works and movements in fiction, nonfiction and poetry from 1865 to the present. Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 Composition II or its equivalent.

ENGL 3332: Literature and Art

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The study of art within the context of British Literature, American Literature or Comparative Literature, with special emphasis on gender constructs.

ENGL 3333: Literature & Mythology

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The study of mythology within the context of British Literature, American Literature or Comparative Literature.

Two courses (6 hours) must be taken in either communication or a foreign language.

Four lower division courses (12 hours) must be taken in art, drama, music or humanities.

These courses (24 hours) should be dispersed across 2 to 4 fields among history, English, Spanish, communication, drama, art or music. Students must enroll in at least two courses in each chosen field. Courses counted toward the 30 hours of the General Studies Core may not count toward the interdisciplinary area of concentration.

Students must complete a senior thesis to be fulfilled with a senior project or contract-study course with a faculty member in a humanities-related field. Such courses would include DRAM 4379, ARTS 4392, ARTS 4393, ARTS 4394, HIST 4391, HIST 4399, HUMA 4301 or a contract-study course in English.

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