A student seeking to become a liberally educated person needs exposure, in breadth and in depth, to the humanities and the social sciences.
These studies, concerned not merely with information but with values, help the student’s development as a total person. This implies not only intellectual and social development, but also maturity in assessing the values essential to a sound philosophy of life. The Humanities department offers degrees in English, global studies, history, liberal studies for education, psychology, sociology and philosophy. Requirements for these programs are listed in the courses of instruction section of this catalog. Courses are also offered in foreign languages, fine arts and religious studies.
Students within the department must maintain a minimum 2.00 grade point average in courses taken at D’Youville in their major subject area.