Multidisciplinary Studies


What does it mean to be human? The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at TWU answers this question and more.

The Multidisciplinary Studies program is a study in human culture and graduates learn how to put their insight and skills to work as knowledgeable and empathetic leaders. By taking a Multidisciplinary major in humanities, you will deepen your understanding of culture and society, and gain a skill set that can be applied to any field of work. In our Multidisciplinary program, you will learn about your cultural heritage and the study of human beliefs, ideas, and values. Our courses teach you the role of humanities while challenging you to discover questions concerning human society. You also have the flexibility to choose either two minors or a minor and concentration in several disciplines such as English, French, Art, History, Philosophy, Christianity and Culture, Biblical Studies, Political Science, and Spanish.

Pre-Law Certificate

The Pre-Law Certificate certificate allows students who have obtained a TWU degree to earn an additional certificate and qualifications. This certificate is ideal for students who are interested in studying law, attending law school, or pursuing other careers that involve law, such as paralegal, law clerk, policing, business, and more. Courses help students develop a foundational understanding of how law—for example, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms—affects politics, society, and individual lives. This knowledge is essential for students, particularly Christian students, who desire to engage in contemporary debate. With informed perspectives, they can discuss legal decisions that have a direct bearing on the freedoms they will be able to exercise in the future, including religious freedoms.

Human Services Certificate

The Human Services certificate enriches students with a wide range of courses in the social sciences, psychology, and sociology programs, preparing them for the helping professions. The program focuses on issues such as child and family development, criminal justice, faith-based social services, general human services, and global issues. Students are also equipped to work with individuals who experience social, emotional, and cognitive problems.

Gender Studies Minor

A Gender Studies minor offers students the opportunity to understand the role of gender in society, its structural framework in different countries, the perception of gender in the West, and a study of how the concept of gender has evolved throughout the centuries. Offered through the Gender Studies Institute at TWU, a multi-disciplinary minor in gender studies provides students with several courses, ranging from feminist philosophy to engendered history.

Careers in Humanities

Humanities graduates leave TWU with many skills that prepare them for different types of careers such as:

  • Social activism
  • Public relations
  • Social work
  • Missions
  • Politics