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Jobs and careers

The world needs creative problem-solvers

What does a humanities career look like?



Human rights lawyer

Award-winning author

Federal judge

Tech startup founder

Environmental activist

Nonprofit director


Leadership consultant




Elected official

Marketing director

Humanities by the numbers


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students pursuing a degree in the humanities


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“The humanities foster lifelong learners who are engaged in answering global challenges. This combination of rigorous academics and a sense of adventure offers a toolkit for the creation not only of a career but a fulfilling life and a more just world.”

Jeffrey Cohen, Dean of Humanities
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Arizona State University

Want to learn more about how well humanities majors succeed over the course of their lives? The National Humanities Alliance has put together a toolkit that covers important topics including the skills you will learn, possible careers, the relevance of humanities to the future of work and examples of leaders with humanities degrees in every field. Humanities majors thrive.