Humanities Scholars

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Students in this program will explore the role of the humanities (including history, languages, literature, film, civics, philosophy, religion, and the arts), in both the modern world as well as throughout history, within an intellectual community of thinkers. Scholars’ benefits include:

  • Scholars-only seminar that will explore a question of fundamental importance to human life.
  • Guaranteed enrollment in the special Altman Program in the Humanities Undergraduate Course during the third year. Scholars will be encouraged to engage in advanced research on a humanities-oriented topic.
  • Humanities Scholars research workshops, led by the Assistant Director of the Humanities Center, to assist in launching a research project.
  • Guaranteed enrollment in the premier Luxembourg Summer Humanities Institute, a small community of ambitious student-scholars who work with peers and faculty on a sophisticated independent research project.
  • Networking with distinguished Miami alumni who majored in humanities, fostering connections to aid in career and professional preparation.
  • Specialized faculty mentoring, beginning in the first year, including professional development such as special workshops on career exploration, graduate school, and working with non-profits.
  • Guaranteed membership in the College of Arts and Science Ambassadors, an elite student service group that provides a student perspective on College of Arts and Science activities to the dean.

To be considered for the Humanities Scholars Program, you must select a major in the College of Arts and Science and select one of the following Professional/Academic Areas of Interest on the Common Application: English Language and Literature, History, Humanities and Liberal Arts, Philosophy, or Religious Studies.

For more information, contact Tim Melley or Sarah Siff.