There's a reason we call certain majors "the humanities." Studying them at Nazareth is all about what it means to be human. To be a student of the world, for life. To learn how to adapt. To find fascination in everything going on around you.
"The aspect of religion that most fascinates me is how religion and culture intertwine and inform one another. This has led me to explore religious practices typically thought to be 'out of place,' such as Christian pilgrimage and saint devotion in south India and Hindu temple worship in North America. My work has led me to the joys and challenges of comparison, a process that looms large in my courses, my writing, and in my recent adventures with Icelandic trance mediums and spirit healers." — Associate Professor Corinne Dempsey (second from left) with students and others in front of a Hindu temple in Ernakulam, Kerala, India, in 2016
While studying abroad in England, Devin Kelly interned with Leeds City Council and Getaway Girls, an organization that empowers girls and women. After graduating from Nazareth, Devin returned to Leeds where she currently works for Genesis Leeds, a mental health organization, and Leeds City Council.
Timothy Thibodeau, Ph.D. shares his favorite classes, his expertise on papal history, and his guitar collection on his biography »
“This was at a time when education was very scripted, and I rebelled against that form of teaching. Nazareth gave me an open mind, so when the opportunity arrived to come to NASA, I saw it as the perfect place to be.” — Kimberly Brush '96 on her experience at Nazareth. Brush is currently educator professional development specialist at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.
For 16 years, Justin and Karli Walsh have been international educators in places such as The Dominican Republic, Philippines, China, and Qatar.
You can double major in education to expand your expertise and career options. Biology, chemistry, economics, French, German, international studies, Italian, math, Spanish, and theatre arts can be combined with an inclusive early childhood/childhood major, as can the following humanities majors:
Adolescence education certification can be earned with biology, chemistry, Chinese, French, German, Italian, math, Spanish, and theatre arts majors, as well as these humanities majors:
Nazareth's legal studies alums enjoy success across a spectrum of careers, including defense attorney, county court judge, and law associate.
"I am deeply grateful for my liberal arts education from Nazareth College. Liberal arts students are confident in what they know, humble enough to continue to learn, and driven enough to make a difference in their community and their field." — Hannah Wright '15, AmeriCorps Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA) worker, on the importance of a balanced education.
"College is a formative period of a student’s life, and a strong teacher-student relationship is essential. Teachers not only enlighten students with course materials; they also serve as spiritual guides." — Muhammad Shafiq, Ph.D., professor of religious studies and executive director of the Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue
During her internship, Kristen Vitale transcribed, translated, and researched manuscripts from the Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Collection at the University of Rochester's River Campus Libraries, Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation. Kristen went on for a master's degree in history at Providence College.
Nazareth is among the top producers of undergraduate Fulbright scholars, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. In the last five years, there have been over 20 Fulbrights awarded to Nazareth College students.
Anthropology students worked on an archaeological dig in Israel as part of an interdisciplinary experience.
Study abroad allows you to travel the globe and learn along the way. Among the overseas programs Nazareth offers:
Double majoring in English and Spanish has prepared Paul Figueroa-Lippert '16 for his goals to teach in a bilingual school or become a professor of comparative literature. His multiple volunteer roles, campus jobs, and conference experiences have taken his leadership skills to a high level. Read more »
Nazareth's Creative Activity and Research Showcase features student research, performances, and projects. Meleana Spera '15, psychology and philosophy double major, presented about autonomy, transcendence, and well-being, related to personal identity.
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