Humanities & Bilingual Studies

The Division offers A.A. and A.S. degree programs designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions and A.A.S. and certificate programs designed to prepare students for careers immediately upon graduation as well as to develop technical skills in specialized areas.

The faculty have diverse academic and professional backgrounds in their fields of study. They strive to give students the best possible education within the vast and varying fields of the liberal arts.


Location: Level I, Red Area
Telephone: (973) 877-3285; (973) 877-3450
Fax: (973) 877-1911; (973) 623-6449

Essex County College (ECC) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, marital status, familial status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran or disability, or any other category protected by applicable law in its recruitment/enrollment, employment practices, educational programs or vocational opportunities. ECC is committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion.


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Humanities & Bilingual Studies

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Message from Chairperson Dr. William J. Tooma

The Humanities & Bilingual Studies Division’s degrees provide a broad and strong foundation in literature, history, communications, world languages, art, music, and other key disciplines. Any and all students wishing to expand their scope and understanding of the humanistic perspective should seriously consider one of our division’s degree programs. There is something for everyone within these subject areas. A liberal arts education can be a gateway to many wide-ranging career opportunities.

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