With so many great options to choose from at Buffalo State College’s School of Arts and Humanities, it’s no wonder that some students find themselves conflicted. That’s why we created the arts and letters program, which enables students to craft a customized major that incorporates more than one humanities subject. If you feel that your career and life plans would be better served by a broader academic scope than that offered by any single major, we invite you to craft your own unique program that serves your personal needs and interests.
The Buffalo State School of Arts and Humanities offers a wealth of disciplines you can combine to create your perfect course of study. To create an arts and letters program, simply select both a primary concentration and a secondary concentration from the options below:
If you are conflicted or uncertain about which options to choose, the Buffalo State Career Development Center and your personal adviser can help you.
“Buffalo State has had such a positive influence on my life and future, enabling me to make useful connections in my fields of study, funding my academic pursuits, and encouraging me to pursue my goals to the best of my ability.”
Sarah Caputi, '13, a dual major in philosophy and urban planning
“We found that students want to share concerns related to women studying philosophy and hurdles to being a female intellectual in general.” She’s recently authored or co-authored academic articles on topics such as “Cosmic Justice in Breaking Bad: Can Sociopaths and Antiheroes Live Meaningful Lives?,” “The Meaning of Life and Work in Downton Abbey,” and “What HBO’s Girls Has to Say About Meaning in Life for Millennials.”
With an established reputation for excellence in teaching, performing, and research, Buffalo State's School of Arts and Humanities is widely recognized for innovation and leadership in creative expression. What makes it special? Here are a few reasons why:
A self-designed major like arts and letters is a great way for students to take control of their education. Employers in a wide variety of fields look upon that entrepreneurial spirit very favorably by employers. Furthermore, all arts and humanities programs teach students to think critically, analyze core beliefs and values, write and present ideas clearly, read comprehensively, and recognize and respect different cultures and modes of expression. These critical skills make graduates valuable employees and valuable members of society, no matter which paths they ultimately pursue. Students who combined disciplines within the School of Arts and Humanities have pursued multiple professional positions including:
There are countless clubs, events, internships, and scholarships available to arts and letters students across all fields of study. Opportunities within each discipline include:
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