Humanities Fundamentals

Humanities entails the study of cultures, modern languages, the classics, English, philosophy, anthropology and archaeology.

  • Coursework prepares you to:
    • examine philosophical theories and topics in ethics and logic
    • build bilingual skills through composition, conversation, literature and linguistics
    • round out program with upper-level courses in creative and dramatic arts, history and English

Professional Preparation

A bachelor’s degree often serves as a foundation for graduate studies in an area of humanities, law, business
or the arts.

Our Faculty 

Drawn from several departments within the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences, humanities faculty are innovative and interactive. 

Akron Advantage

Hands-on Research

The humanities program will prepare you to:

  • analyze and interpret written material carefully
  • organize and present ideas and information clearly and persuasively
  • imagine and evaluate alternative ideas
  • research problems

Real-world Experience

Gain practical professional experience through UA's optional cooperative education program in the applied mathematics field of your choice. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school while earning a competitive salary.

Depending on your professional interest, you should consider a co-op assignment in the legal profession, business, schools or government.

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Contact: BCAS Advising

Career Opportunities

Degrees and Preparation

A bachelor’s degree in humanities offers a wide range of career paths in a number
of fields, including:

  • communications
  • government
  • business
  • education
  • research

Career Outlook

Employment opportunities for humanities graduates are growing. Job prospects are especially good for those with advanced degrees. 

Career Services

Career Services is located in Student Union 211, with another office in College of Arts and Sciences Building 126. Career Services provides career coaching and programming, and develops valuable relationships with employers and campus partners to provide students with many opportunities for experiential learning and career development.