College of Humanities


Welcome to The College of Humanities

Humanities is a great place to start if you have not chosen a major but want to begin college courses. We offer a wide variety of college programs taught by highly qualified and professional faculty who can help you find the major that's perfect for you.

The Humanities Program at Vincennes University offers motivated and curious students the opportunity to develop a unique major around a specific research interest or idea. Consolidated as an interdisciplinary degree, VU students have the ability to pull together courses from across a number of university programs and concentrations and connect them under an overarching theme.

Because of the flexibility of this major, students study a wide range of topics that go beyond traditional disciplines generally associated with Humanities studies, such as arts and literature.  Liberal Arts classes provide the basic foundation for the Humanities Degree, many students integrate courses from other university Colleges of Academic studies at VU. 

Find out more about our two year degrees that ready you for employment of aptly prepare you for a transfer to a four year program to complete your degree. Our one year certificate includes collegiate studies, directed studies, general studies, and religious studies.

Learn about these certificates in our catalog. The one year certificates are indicated by the C.P.C. abbreviation.

Please call Vincennes Admissions about any of these majors at 812.888.4481.

American Sign Language

The American Sign Language interpreting program (ASL) at Vincennes University prepares students to interpret American Sign Language in a variety of settings. There is a high demand for qualified interpreters, who play a vital role in assisting those who are deaf and hard of hearing and serve a critical role in the educational system.     Students gain hands-on experience by participating in fieldwork and completing internships. The college also offers students the unique opportunity to hone their skills by volunteering to interpret at various events across campus.

Art and Design

Ideal for students who demand intellectual engagement in more than one subject, the arts and humanities program is focused on high development of critical thinking, communication, and intellectual or artistic awareness. This is sometimes a major for those who have interests beyond any single academic pursuit.

Graphic Design

Graphic Design program teaches students conceptual, creative and technical design skills. You will gain a strong foundation in both traditional and computer-based forms of graphic design, preparing you for the job market as well as your own creative practice.

The Graphic Design Program at Vincennes University offers courses in: Animation, Digital illustration and photography, Drawing, Interactive Media, Motion graphics, Typography and Visual Design. Graphic Design Graduates often land exciting careers within any number of the following industries: Advertising, Art design, Digital Marketing, Publishing, Multimedia Illustrator, Photography, Branding and Title design, Online Media Design and Animation.

Additional Areas of Focus available to students completing a program within the College of Humanities are:


English as a Second Language

Family and Consumer Science


Learning Disability Services

Modern Foreign Languages



Study Skills