Liberal Arts & Humanities

Liberal Arts & Humanities - Career Paths & Degree Types

It’s a tired cliche that liberal arts and humanities students end up either as teachers or waitstaff. In reality, students in these fields enjoy an enormous array of liberal arts and humanities career opportunities in communication and public relations, technical writing, marketing, law, business, web development, journalism… and education (and, occasionally, food service). It all starts at the undergraduate level, where the choices are equally dizzying: English, history, psychology, communications, art history, philosophy, language studies, religion, and sociology number among the many available options. A master’s degree—and then, perhaps, a PhD—does tend to lead to an academic career, but master’s students also develop areas of deep expertise sought by businesses and institutions. Liberal arts students cultivate the sort of bedrock skills—critical thinking and communication chief among them—that nearly all employers value. Intrigued? Noodle offers a wealth of information on humanities and liberal arts academic options.