Humanities & Bilingual Studies

The Division offers 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 business careers immediately upon graduation, or to develop technical skills in specialized areas.

The faculty have diverse academic and professional backgrounds including years of practical experience in the business field. Cooperative education credits are offered to students in a number of program areas to develop real-world experience and to enhance employability.

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.


Fall 2021 – Classes have begun!

Humanities & Bilingual Studies

Students Enrolled
Academic Certificate programs
Academic Degree programs
Certificates of Achievement

Message from Acting Chairperson Dr. William J. Tooma

The Humanities Division is home to the Liberal Arts, Humanities and Bilingual Studies degree programs, which provide a broad foundation in literature, languages, communications, history, art, journalism, and music. Core, general education courses in the Humanities and Bilingual Studies AA degree program open doors to employers interested in hiring Liberal Arts graduates with a solid and comprehensive education – in effect, a well-rounded education in the Humanities. The Liberal Arts AA program is also recommended to students who wish to attain foundational academic skills such as reading, writing, language, and critical thinking, before deciding upon a career. Our division is home to an array of fully transferrable Associate degree programs in the Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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