Humanities Program

Studying humanities will provide you with a well-rounded understanding of the creative and intellectual expression in music, dance, visual arts, architecture, literature, drama, philosophy and history. You will learn how to analyze, interpret and compare art forms and cultures while studying the arts as human expression and developing your critical thinking and writing skills. Read more. . .

Our humanities program offers an associate in arts degree.

You can learn more about the requirements in our catalog.

We know that navigating degrees and certificate requirements can be tricky. Once you have enrolled at DVC, you can schedule an appointment with a counselor to discuss which option is best for you. 

Although some students are able to get an entry-level position after completing the program, most students transfer to a four-year university to gain a bachelor's degree in a similar program.

Career options with additional education:

  • Advertising
  • Banking
  • Editing
  • Publishing
  • Teaching
  • Writing
  • Library science
  • Law
  • Public administration
  • Museum work
  • Website design
  • Archaeology
  • Cultural anthropology
  • Art criticism
  • Tourism
  • Journalism

For more information on possible career options, please visit the Career Centerschedule an appointment with a counselor, or contact one of our faculty and staff members. Please note that you cannot meet with a counselor or staff member until you are enrolled at DVC.

Diablo Valley College offers degree and certificate programs in a variety of subjects. For a complete listing, see certificates and degrees.

Degree Pathways

See what degree, career, and transfer opportunities are available. 

Courses and Class Schedule

Learn about required courses and when our classes are offered.

Faculty and Staff

Meet our dedicated faculty and staff.

Success Stories

Read about some of our alumni's success stories since graduating from the program.


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Contact Humanities

Chair: Robert Abele
Telephone: 925-969-2473
Email: rabele@dvc.edu
Office location: FO-211 Campus map