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What Can I Do With A Humanities Degree?

A Humanities degree empowers you to pursue your own goals and provides you with transferable skills that employers always desire. Graduates find that their humanities education enriches their work and personal lives in lasting and rewarding ways. Humanities graduates are prepared to engage the world as active and knowledgeable global citizens, always ready to meet challenges and to learn more. Humanities graduates, both majors and dual majors, go on to successful, productive and satisfying futures in a wide variety of areas, including:

  • Teaching
  • Writing and Publishing
  • Public Relations and Advertising
  • The Arts and Music
  • Law and Medicine
  • Journalism
  • Museums and Libraries
  • Graduate Programs in Humanities, Literature, the Arts and more.

Humanities programs traditionally provide solid preparation for both the LSAT and the GRE tests for admission to Law and Graduate School.  

Students who are interested to go on to higher level study can find a very helpful list of Humanities Graduate Programs introduced and compiled by Bruce Janz at the University of Central Florida. For more, see Professor Janz’ broader discussion of Humanities career possibilities. Within Kentucky, the University of Louisville offers an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Humanities and a joint J.D. (law) and M.A. in Humanities degree. Many other graduate schools offer similar programs, including the University of Virginia. More information on Law and Humanities can be found at the ASLCH Website.


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