Welcome to Liberal Studies at the University of Montana

Liberal Studies & Humanities is an interdisciplinary and internationally oriented Program. Our General Humanities major allows you the flexibility to design your own major by selecting courses from a number of different departments and programs. There are only three required courses: Introduction to the Humanities (a 100-level sequence) and an upper-division capstone seminar.

Apart from the General Humanities major, you also have the option to earn a major in Liberal Studies while specializing in Asian Studies, Religious Studies or jointly in Liberal Studies & Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.  For more information please see our Degree Options page.

Students also have the opportunity to earn a minor in:

You now have the rare opportunity to learn Hindi at UM.

In the Liberal Studies & Humanities Program you will receive a traditional liberal (that is, liberating) education that promotes freedom from ignorance and prejudice.  We offer a range of exciting courses, from Gandhi’s life and times to Mysticism in different religious traditions, from Bombay cinema to violence and religion, from Hinduism to same-sex unions in literature and history.