Humanities students receive training that helps them to develop truly global perspectives, in-depth qualitative analytical skills, and communication skills that are second to none. In our programs, students learn how to think critically and write expressively across media and genres. They understand how to innovate and manage people in an engaging way, pushing boundaries in the digital humanities and embracing scholarship around issues of power and difference.


What Can I Do With a Humanities degree?

The skills that humanities students develop are interdisciplinary, transferable, and marketable in many career fields. From law and politics to diplomacy, communications and global development, UW humanities students stand out to employers in a broad variety of industries. Humanities programs are highly compatible with degrees and training in other fields including social science, business, education, and STEM.


Industry Employment Data for the Humanities


World Languages & Employers


Median Salary Data for Humanities Grads, 2019


Further Reading

To be a good Doctor, study the Humanities

Building a bridge between Engineering and the Humanities

Why an age of machine learning needs the Humanities