Where have we been? Where are we going? How do we make sense of where we are right now?

Exploring Ourselves and the World Around Us

Founded on centuries of classical and Christian scholarship, Belhaven University’s Division of Humanities builds bridges that link our past to our future.

Our humanities majors and minors cover the breadth of human learning and how we apply that knowledge.

A Questing Freedom

At Belhaven, you find the intellectual freedom, open heart, and Christian foundation to probe the meaning and complexity of our universal experience.

So go ahead, ask the big questions. These inquiries become our shared quests. Together, we sharpen our critical skills (iron on iron) and shape answers that lead to even bigger and better quests.

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Key Areas of Study

Studying the humanities is central to all our degree program

13:1 Student/Faculty Ratio

Small class sizes mean close-knit learning communities

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Build your strengths for teaching, research, ministry, and more

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The Belhaven Advantage

Fuel your academic passions and expand your career options. Belhaven offers our freshmen a unique deal: double major, and we’ll pay the tuition if you need a fifth year in school. Double major in two arts programs, pair a business degree with a STEM major … the possibilities are endless!

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Quote from faculty member

"A solid grounding in the Humanities disciplines imparts to our students the knowledge-base to understand the human condition and thus our world. It provides the appraisal, judgment, and critical thinking skills to engage with others. As such, a degree in the humanities not only bestows a substantial foundation in itself, but also the flexibility to pursue careers in virtually any field."

Meet our Chair: Dr. Seth Parry

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Why Trust Belhaven With Your Future?

Our quality is recognized by SACSCOC, which grants our institutional accreditation and authority to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral-level degrees. Plus, we’re consistently recognized by organizations like U.S. News & World Report for our academic excellence, commitment to community service, expert faculty, and overall value.

Importance of Accreditation

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Contact Us

Dean of Humanities and Ministry Services — Dr. Seth Parry

Phone: 601-968-5982

Preston 309
1500 Peachtree Street
Jackson, MS 39202


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Verse of the Year

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13