Studying the humanities can enrich your life and provide a well-rounded preparation for many careers. Adding a humanities focus to a business, medical, or technology major can enable you to examine your choices and be aware of the impacts of your decisions.


The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Humanities department also offers the most-taught course in higher education, College Writing. Effective written communication is an essential career skill. UW-Platteville wants to make sure you have the tools to improve your writing. Every year, members of our composition program publish the best examples of college writing in Stylus, and that anthology becomes a required textbook for the next year's students.

Humanities Majors and Minors

The Humanities Department offers you a major or minor in:

  • English
  • Foreign Languages
  • Philosophy

Also, we offer minors in:

  • Film Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Creative Writing

We also work closely with interdisciplinary programs such as Women's and Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gay Studies, and the International Education program.