College of Humanities


The humanities have long been the home to great philosophers and writers, but a large number of humanities majors also go on to careers in business, law, and technology. A 2013 study done by the Association of American Colleges and Universities found that 78% of employers preferred job applicants knowledgeable about global issues and societies and cultures outside the U.S.; 80% found written and oral communication key; and 82% favored those with civic knowledge, skills, and judgment essential for contributing to the community and to our democratic society. These are all skills learned in the humanities.

 At Vincennes University, 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.

You can study any of the number of programs below. We offer two-year degrees that ready you for employment as well as the opportunity to transfer to a four-year program to complete your degree. Our one-year certificates include directed, general, and religious studies.

Programs of Study 

American Sign Language and Deaf Studies

Art and Graphic Design

Child Development


English as an Additional Language

Family and Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences, Education 


Interior Design

Nutrition and Dietetics


Religious Studies

VU Humanities Film and Lecture Series

World Languages and Cultures 


Meet Our Faculty and Staff


Dean Joan Puckett

Joan C. Puckett, College of Humanities

BA English, Indiana State University, 1984

MA English, Indiana State University, 1986

Indiana State Teaching License, English 9-12, Life License

I believe in the power of education to change people's lives. Studying the humanities provides a solid foundation in critical thinking and communication, two of the top skills that employers cite as high value. Join us in the College of Humanities and begin pursuing your passion for life.


Mr. David Rose

David is a graduate at Vincennes University. He has been employed with the University since 1988 and considers VU his home. What he likes best about his job is working with the wonderful faculty and staff.


Ms. Jen Davis

Jen is also a graduate at VU obtaining two degrees here. She has been an employee of Vincennes University for the past eleven years. What Jen enjoys best about her job is the opportunity to help people.

Please call the College of Humanities about any of these programs at (812) 888-4480.