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Humanities Bucket



Bridge past to present

In the trend-driven nowness of our world, it can be so easy to ignore the wisdom of the past. But that very wisdom is what helps you better understand the problems of today and contribute to solutions.

At Gordon we want to hear your big questions and help you tackle big problems. For more than 130 years our faculty have been fostering the life of the mind through the eyes of faith on Gordon’s New England campus, surrounded by rich history and resources. By digging deep together you will be equipped as a wide-thinking contributor informed by the wisdom of the past and brimming with imaginative solutions for the future.

“Best Colleges for English in America”

“Best Colleges for History in America”

Humanities grads have worked at:

Earned advanced degrees at:

Be known, grown and prepared at Gordon, New England's top Christian college.

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Be known in an inquisitive community of lifelong learners. Alongside invested faculty and peers, you’ll dive into the questions our world has been asking from the first century through the 21st century. And you’ll be challenged to expand your thinking further through intellectual mentorship and formation with a faculty member.

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At Gordon, learning happens by doing. That’s why humanities students regularly pursue internships—at places like Hendrickson Publishers, NPR and Quarto Publishing. You may also choose to study abroad at our signature arts-focused program in Orvieto, Italy, or justice-focused program in the Balkans. On the side, you might join the creative writing trip to the Moth Story Hour, help run the Five Ponds Creative Writing Festival, glean wisdom from guest speakers through the Center for Faith and Inquiry, or pursue a host of honors tracks. Plus, Boston's historic North Shore in the heart of New England offers extraordinary beyond-the-classroom learning opportunities at historical sites, libraries, museums, Walden Pond and more.

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In the end you’ll launch into a high-impact vocation and be part of a network of compassionate and committed alumni who are working to foster hopeful transformation for a hurting world.

Hear from a grad

“Being at Gordon has not just been my undergraduate education; it’s been absolutely life-changing.”
—Catherine Corbin ’22