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Humanities Careers

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What can’t you do with a humanities degree?

The possibilities are as boundless as the imagination itself! In today’s rapidly changing, increasingly global job market, specific factual knowledge can quickly become outdated. If everyone has access to the same knowledge and technology, what can you add to set yourself apart? Our program focuses on developing durable skills, like critical thinking and collaboration, that make you a flexible, versatile professional that translates across a myriad of professions.

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Alumni have found success in law, journalism, museum curation, library science, business and international education, among others. 

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According to Forbes, 84% of the workforce needs professionals armed with durable soft skills.

More than a Career

Learn how to understand who we are, how we interact and our place in this world.

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With a major in humanities, you're not going straight into a career; instead, you'll develop crucial skills that translate to a variety of careers like:

  • Grant Writer
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Lawyer
  • Marketing Executive
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Journalist
  • Archaeologist
  • Teacher
  • Sociologist

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Learning Outcomes

Humanities students will be able to:

  1. Recognize and appreciate nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on texts, visual images and artifacts.
  2. Identify and evaluate human values and ethical positions in their contemporary and historical contexts.
  3. Express themselves in a clear, organized and well-reasoned manner.
  4. Articulate underlying premises in their own and others’ beliefs.
  5. Demonstrate a familiarity with and appreciation of the importance of diverse cultural, ethnic and linguistic perspectives.
  6. Evaluate the significance of humanities and interdisciplinarity in our world.
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Meet Professor Derek Jeffreys. In addition to teaching religion and philosophy, with research in ethics and violence, he also gives lectures to inmates at the Green Bay Correctional Institution. Like all our faculty, he can help you explore careers!

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