Arts and Humanities Majors and Degrees

This major’s curriculum includes studies across various disciplines: visual arts, drama, music, literature, religion, philosophy, and history. The value of an arts and humanities major is that it prepares you to think logically, creatively, and critically about our world and the world around us.

In studying historical and present-day issues, arts and humanities students can build robust skills that can be applied to careers that require clear communication, understanding of human behavior, teamwork, planning, and problem-solving. 

What does a student majoring in Arts and Humanities study? 

  • Anthropology
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy
  • Foreign Language
  • Women’s Studies
  • World Religions
  • Art History
  • Sociology
  • Gender Studies

What can I do with an Arts and Humanities degree?

Because the degree is multidisciplinary, you’ll study a wide range of subjects that will give you a well-rounded background and broaden your worldview. Where you’ll land after college will be determined by your personality and interests, but here are some samples of jobs in which you can apply your skills: 

Specializations for an Arts and Humanities Major: 

  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Film
  • Music
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Political Science

What are the requirements for an Arts and Humanities degree? 

In this multidisciplinary major, pay close attention to the courses and credits you need each semester. You may want to consider studying abroad. You’ll not only have plenty of opportunities to explore music, philosophy, film, art, languages, and religions. Studying diverse disciplines in a different country will also give you a new perspective.