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Applying to the Program

The first step of admission is preparing a proposal in consultation with the adviser. The proposal includes a contract of courses and a letter to the program director defining the goals of the intended plan of study. Several revisions of the proposed contract may be needed to bring the student's ideas and interests into focus.

The contract is an essential component of applying to the Humanities major.  There are two contract models that students may follow when composing their proposal: original and alternative.  Both formats require students to determine core areas of interest, while still drawing from multiple disciplines. 
Before consulting with the Humanities adviser, consider research topics, themes, or questions that you would like to use as the basis for designing your Humanities major.  You may also compile a list of disciplines - within and outside of the College of Liberal Arts - that support your academic interests.  This information will allow you to begin building your contract.
Download the traditional and alternative contract worksheets, as well as the Humanities brochure containing sample contracts.