Welch College has recently added a new B.A. degree program for students interested in the humanities and arts, according to Welch Provost Matthew McAffee. “This interdisciplinary program will provide new avenues for helping students to be creators of culture that will reflect the Christian worldview,” program coordinator Phillip Morgan said. “Students will choose three areas of study from among our English, History, Music, and Psychology programs.”

The Humanities and Arts degree is designed to provide a solid foundation for graduate study in students’ focus areas, as well as entry into such fields as law, journalism, ministry, music, and counseling, among others.

Dr. James Stevens, chairman of the Department of Music at Welch, said, “This exciting new Humanities and Arts degree will bring further diversity to the program offerings at Welch College, allowing students to focus on several different disciplines within a biblical setting and Christian worldview.” Stevens was instrumental in the degree approval process and believes it will further diversify and grow the music program.

McAffee said, “I am delighted to see our Welch faculty members developing programs like this one. It allows us to maximize our current course offerings by providing creative new combinations to meet the diversity of interests among current and future students. Furthermore, this degree showcases our mission-driven focus to bring the Christian worldview to bear on all fields of knowledge.”

Those interested in the bachelor’s degree in Humanities and Arts should contact GoToWelch@welch.edu for questions and Welch.edu/GoToWelch to apply.

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