The humanities departments at Stanford are at the core of the university. Classes in these disciplines provide you with tools of creative and critical reflection and expression. They are a gateway to global cultures of the past, present, and future.

About the Humanities

Rotunda, Bing Wing, Green Library, SALLIE

Summer Institute for General Management (SIGM) Funding

Learn more about special funding for humanities and arts majors to attend the GSB's summer program in business fundamentals.


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Other Opportunities for Humanities Students

Discover funding opportunities, career and internship support, student publications, and other resources for students studying the humanities.


Student speaking, Linda Cicero, Stanford News Service

Why Study the Humanities?

Former students and Rachel Maddow, '94, weigh in. 


Art studio, Ian Terpin / University Communications

Humanities and Arts Departments

What are the humanities at Stanford? View the complete list of departments and programs. 

Student in Special Collections, SALLIE

Gateway Courses in the Humanities

Learn about introductory courses in the humanities.