Explore all that San Juan College has to offer at the School of Humanities

School of Humanities

The School of Humanities offers general education courses, certificates, and degrees. Study Liberal Arts, Native Studies, Creative and Professional Writing, Film and Digital Media Arts, American Sign Language, and more. Start here to find your success.

School of Humanities Degree and Certificate Programs

Start your career in American Sign LanguageThe American Sign Language (ASL) certificate at San Juan College will provide you with training in basic American Sign Language as well as an understanding of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing cultures. With a broad understanding of this visual language, you will be ready to immerse yourself within the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing communities and cultures. 



American Sign Language Certification

Career-Life Engagement and Readiness (CLEAR) ProgramThe CLEAR Program is designed for students who have intellectual disabilities, but who, with occupational training, are able to obtain gainful employment in competitive, high-demand occupations.


Career-Life Engagement and Readiness (CLEAR) Program

Explore writing and English at San Juan CollegeDevelop writing skills for personal, academic, and technical writing purposes and explore the writing of others.


Writing Certificates

Get creative in the Film and Digital Media ArtsIf you have the creative talent and technical aptitude, a Film & Digital Media Arts degree from San Juan College could be all you need to set you on the path to this exciting field. 

Digital Media Marketing Certificate

Digital Media Arts and Design Degree, AAS

General Education at San Juan CollegeObtain a General Education Certificate that consists of core classes needed for other degrees and are accepted as transfer credits to colleges in New Mexico.

General Education Transfer Certificate

Explore the Liberal Arts Program such as Pottery at San Juan CollegeSan Juan College’s two-year Liberal Arts Associate of Arts degree can help you develop the interpersonal skills, communication skills, and problem-solving skills that are in high demand in the workplace. This degree can also prepare you to transfer to a four-year institution and major in a bachelor’s degree program in a liberal arts discipline within the humanities, social sciences, or sciences.

Liberal Arts Degree, AA

Collection on Native American pieces, basket, pottery and jewelryMajor in Native Studies and learn about Politics, Native Authors, Art, Culture, Contemporary and Historical Native Societies. This degree program prepares you to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor's degree.

Native Studies Degree, AA

School of Humanities Non-Degree Programs

Anthropology Non-Degree Program at San Juan CollegeAnthropology is the study of ourselves and what makes us a distinct species. Through Anthropology our eyes can be opened to other cultures, as well as to our own culture.


Get colorful in Art Degree at San Juan CollegeStudents may advance their skills in Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Jewelry, Sculpture, Photography, or Art Foundation.


Group of students with chat bubbles over their facesThrough the study of communication, students will increase their awareness of interpersonal communication. Improvement of one-to-one communication skills can have a profound impact on a student's academic and professional career.

Communication Studies

Go back in time and explore history at San Juan CollegeThe study of history provides an understanding of a culture's ideas and beliefs.


Start now on your Modern Languages Program at San Juan CollegeThe study of Modern Languages provides a comprehensive understanding of a written and spoken language. San Juan College offers courses in Spanish, German, Navajo, French, and Russian as well as a sign language certificate.

Modern Languages

Get in tune with the Music Non-Degree Program at San Juan CollegeThe Music Department offers a variety of courses including music history and appreciation, reading and writing music, and performance ensembles. Private vocal or instrumental lessons are also offered to students. 


Explore Philosophy Non-Degree Program at San Juan CollegeSan Juan College offers a variety of philosophy classes that focus on the main branches of philosophy, the study of morality, biomedical ethics and Diné philosophical thoughts.


Dive in to the Political Science Non-Degree Program at San Juan CollegeSan Juan College offers many Political Science courses from Introduction to Political Science to American National Government, Native American Politics, Public Policy and Social Change. 

Political Science

Open the book in the Reading Non-Degree Program at San Juan CollegeSan Juan College offers reading classes such as the introduction to reading which focuses on word knowledge and the fundamentals of reading skills to advanced reading classes such as academic reading and studying.