Pathways for Students

Unlike most Departments and Programs at Yale, the Humanities Program has no graduate program; we focus exclusively on providing a liberal education to Yale College undergraduates. It is home to two of Yale’s most distinctive undergraduate courses of study, the Directed Studies (“DS”) program for first-year students, the Humanities Major, and so much more. Listed below are both academic and extra-academic offerings for students of all backgrounds. Whether you’re an engineering student looking to fill your HU requirement (every class here will count), or long-decided Humanities Majors wondering how yet another writing credit will enrich your post-grad life, the Humanities Program is proud to offer something for everyone!