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

American Sign Language is now the second-most-studied language at the two-year institutions in the United States.  The Vincennes University American Sign Language Program offers high quality ASL curriculum. There are students with many different goals who come to our program. Some students complete their first two years at VU, receive an A.A. degree in ASL and then continue to obtain their bachelor’s degree in different fields, such as Interpreter Education Program at IUPUI, Deaf Education at the Ball State University, or Speech Pathology at the Purdue University.  Some students already have a career in place and they take some courses at the VU ASL program to gain ASL skills and Deaf culture knowledge in order to communicate and work closely with Deaf people at different venues in the civic service.  Some students graduate from the VU ASL Program and get a job right away working with Deaf people. VU ASL program offers a lot more than just getting a two year A.A. degree, we go beyond by encouraging our students to become part of a vibrant community by working with both Hearing and Deaf people together. 

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