This is a degree map for Thomas Edison State University's Bachelor of Arts in Humanities built by user sanantone. Please check your specific TESU catalog to ensure the degree requirements match those listed here.

Please note that this degree map only includes the area of study requirements, and you should combine these courses with a general education requirement map (such as Sanantone's General Education Options).

Unique Requirements

  1. Students complete 30 credits in the humanities concentration
  2. At least three different subjects must be included,
  3. Students must earn at least 12 credits in one subject area
  4. A maximum of 18 credits can be earned in any one subject area in order to have a balanced interdisciplinary concentration.
  5. A maximum of two college-level courses (or 6 credits) equating to the 100 level can be applied toward the area of concentration
  6. A minimum of 18 credits equating to 300 or 400 Thomas Edison State University courses are required.

100-Level Options

Pick two courses maximum (or one 6 credit option) from the following:

  • TECEP Introduction to News Reporting
  • DSST Art of the Western World
  • CLEP French Level I or II (6 credits)
  • CLEP German Level I or II (6 credits)
  • CLEP Humanities (6 credits)
  • CLEP American Literature
  • CLEP Spanish Level I or II (6 credits)
  • Uexcel Introduction to Philosophy
  • Uexcel Spanish Language (6 credits)
  • Straighterline Introduction to Communications
  • TECEP Introduction to Critical Reasoning
  • Straighterline Introduction to Philosophy.

200-Level Options

Pick two courses (or one 6 credit option) from the following list (additionally, you can replace 100-level options with 200-level options):

  • DSST Principals of Public Speaking

  • DSST Technical Writing

  • DSST Ethics in America

  • CLEP English Literature (6 credits)

  • Analyzing and Interpreting Literature (6 credits)

  • CLEP Spanish Level II (requires a minimum score of 63, six 200-level credits)

  • CLEP French Level II (requires a minimum score of 59, six 200-level credits)

  • CLEP German Level II (requires minimum score of 60, six 200-level credits)

  • TECEP Technical Writing

  • TECEP Environmental Ethics

  • TECEP Music History II

  • TECEP Public Relations Thought & Practice.

300/400-Level Options

Pick at least 18 credits from the following:

  • DSST Introduction to World Religions

  • Straighterline Business Communications

  • Straighterline Introduction to Religion (would probably duplicate DSST)

  • Uexcel Interpersonal Communication (should transcribe as COM-330)

  • Uexcel Bioethics

  • Philosophical Issues

  • Uexcel Ethics: Theory and Practice (?)

  • Uexcel Workplace Communication with Computers (?) (might duplicate Straighterline Business Communications)

  • TECEP Marketing Communications

  • Straighterline Business Ethics

  • Saylor Corporate Communication

  • DSST Business Ethics and Society (?)


  • TESU's LIB-495 Liberal Arts Capstone course is required and can not be transferred in.


  • All Business Ethics and Business Ethics and Society tests and courses duplicate at TESU.

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