You’re the sort of person who gets excited at the prospect of new knowledge. You want to better understand the world around you, whether you’re absorbing works of literature, examining historical events or learning about other cultures. As a student in Brenau’s Humanities Department, you’ll learn in an open-minded environment where we embrace different perspectives and explore creative ideas. Our professors, who all have terminal degrees, will equip you with the tools to think critically and express yourself clearly, so you can succeed in a variety of career settings.

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Why Brenau Humanities?

  • Learn in small classes with an average 10:1 student-to-teacher ratio, which gives you the ability to work closely with your professors
  • Receive pre-professional development opportunities 
  • Gain a strong understanding of ethical and artistic criteria of judgment
  • Challenge your worldview and expand your global perspective 
  • Explore interdisciplinary studies through special course topics or taking on a double major or minor
  • Have the opportunity to complete an undergraduate thesis, working one-on-one with a professor in your area of interest
  • Engage with three nationally acclaimed poets per year through the Georgia Poetry Circuit 
  • Complete an internship that will prepare you for your future career 
  • Graduate ready to enter a variety of fields or graduate school paths

The Elixir

Regardless of their major, Brenau students have the opportunity to showcase their work in creative writing and the visual arts in The Elixir, the university’s annual published literature and arts magazine. Students are welcome to submit more than one piece with written submissions no longer than 1,000 words. All writers and artists retain their copyrights.

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Intercollegiate Mediation Team

Since the exercise began in 1999, Brenau University’s Intercollegiate Mediation Team has been an active participant in college mediation tournaments, which draw students from across the world. Brenau won the mediation title in 2002 and 2014, and has frequently finished in the top 10 in mediation. Contact Dr. Ken Frank at for more information about how to become a member or get involved.

Katie Watkins
I’m tremendously grateful for the support I’ve received from my fellow students and from faculty here at Brenau.

Degrees in Humanities

Students majoring in English, History/Political Science, or Conflict Resolution and Legal Studies have the option to apply for a Humanities Writing Scholarship.

  • Humanities

    Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies

    Undergraduate / AA
  • College of Fine Arts & Humanities, Humanities

    Bachelor of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Legal Studies

    Undergraduate / BA
  • College of Fine Arts & Humanities, Humanities

    Bachelor of Arts in English

    Undergraduate / BA
  • College of Fine Arts & Humanities, Humanities

    Bachelor of Arts in History/Political Science

    Undergraduate / BA

The Humanities Department also offers a variety of minors to support and inform your chosen major.

Our Faculty & Staff

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Dr. Megan Clark
Department Chair
Assistant Professor of English