The study of humanities offers an integrated approach to the thought and culture of Western and non-Western civilizations and the impact these cultures have had upon each other. Therefore, the study of humanities presupposes the acquisition, correlation, and analysis of knowledge from many different disciplines including history, literature, philosophy, religion, art, music, and drama. This department focuses on the principle epochs from the ancient past to the present and how these periods influenced the development of major civilizations.
Below is a sample of the career options available in the humanities major. A few of these require an associate degree, most require a bachelor’s degree, and some require a graduate-level degree: literary research assistant, high school or college instructor, lawyer, theologian, dramatist, public relations agent, publisher, publishing technician, journalist, artist, poet, historian, business person, literary agent, editor, publicity director, museum director, librarian, archivist, and broadcast writer.