Everything that we are now is because of the humanities. Language, literature, history, culture, art, and philosophy are the foundation of our civilizations and cultures and touch every part of our lives, whether it be politics, economics, our notions of right and wrong, fairness and unfairness, or beauty and happiness—it all falls under the umbrella of humanities. A humanities education encompasses a vast and diverse range of disciplines, affording students an educational depth that can be applied to numerous areas of study and exploration, as well as in the workforce.
Increasingly, students are asking about the "usefulness" of their college degrees. With increased college costs and increased emphasis on business or on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees, students wonder if a humanities degree can provide meaningful career options after college.
Increasingly, the answer is "Yes!"
Recent studies have indicated the need for humanities majors in the workforce, and business are increasingly searching for humanities majors to fill a diverse range of positions in a variety of professional fields. The skills—conceptual and practical—acquired in the humanities provide students with a variety of potential career options. Some of the potential career options include, but are not limited to:
Careers for English Majors
Creative Content Producer
Film and TV production
Careers for History Majors
Historical / Legal Researcher
Careers for Philosophy Majors
Artificial Intelligence Research
Economics and Securities
Careers for Language / Linguistics Majors
Multilingual Marketing and Advertising
Editing and Proofreading
(Information Technology, Language Processing; Speech Synthesis and Recognition)