Undergraduate Programs

Gain New Perspectives through the Humanities & Arts

WPI’s undergraduate programs in the humanities and arts--which include majors, minors, concentrations, and the innovative Humanities & Arts Requirement--give students the flexibility to chart their own course of study.

Some students choose to explore their own creativity while gaining real-world expertise in our exceptional music, theatre, or writing programs. Others examine the themes of complexity, diversity, and the richness of human experience through the study of art/architecture, English, history, languages, literature, philosophy, religion or science and technology.

No matter which direction they choose to go, students will acquire broad-based skills that complement and enhance the technological side of a WPI education, allowing them to see the world and help solve its problems through the lens of this knowledge. And the resulting affinity for and appreciation of the arts can last a lifetime.

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Finding Harmony in Music and Asian Studies

Katelyn Krajenka ’11 came to WPI to pursue her passion for music. She soon discovered she could also nurture a longstanding interest in Asia.

Katelyn is working on a MS in international business & development from Birkbeck College, University of London.

HUA Requirement

To provide intellectual breadth and a better understanding of themselves and the diversity and creativity of human experience, every WPI student must complete the Humanities & Arts Requirement. Learn more…


Humanities & Arts majors may focus their studies by choosing a Concentration within a specific area of the humanities and arts, or within an interdisciplinary area closely related to the humanities and arts. Learn more…


A minor in an humanities and arts discipline allows all WPI students to follow their creative passion and receive a broader educational experience, while pursuing a degree in a technical field. Learn more…