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Future Students

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We are happy that you’re interested in finding out more about Humanities at McMaster! Take a look through these pages to find out more about our programs and what we have to offer, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

When you enter Humanities at McMaster, you’ll join a community of scholars who bring their real-life experience as researchers and writers to the classroom, who believe that the best university education is student-centred and research-focused, who have dynamic and diverse individual interests, experiences and talents, but who all share an enthusiasm and curiosity about the past, present and future.

After completing a general Level 1 program that introduces you to a wide range of subjects, you’ll enter a subject-specific degree program in Level 2. You can choose to take a single honours, focusing on one Humanities subject, a combined honours program, focusing in on two subjects equally (either two from Humanities, or one from Humanities and one from Social Sciences), a three-year B.A. degree (not offered in all subjects. We offer degrees in the following subjects:

  • Art
  • Art History
  • Classics
  • Cognitive Science of Language
  • Communication Studies
  • English & Cultural Studies
  • French
  • History
  • Justice, Political Philosophy & Law
  • Linguistics
  • Multimedia
  • Music
  • Music Cognition
  • Peace Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Theatre & Film Studies

See our Undergraduate Programs page for details.


Find out more!

About our professors…
We’ve interviewed some Humanities professors to help you get to know them and their research interests better.

About our students…
Over 3,000 students from all over the world are enrolled in our undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. programs. Hear from some of the students who make up our Faculty on the Humanities Youtube channel. We’ve gathered videos of students in different programs talking about what their studies mean to them.


Are you a new Humanities student starting your studies in September 2015?

Check our New Students info sheet to find out how to select and enrol in your courses.