Explore Career Paths

Studying the humanities is excellent preparation for a wide variety of career paths, from museum work to medical school. Because humanistic disciplines foster both higher order thinking skills - such as problem-solving, critical analysis, and oral and written communication - and essential 'soft skills' like flexibility, empathy, and collaboration, students who complete substantial coursework in the humanities are equally prepared to succeed in competitive graduate programs or professional settings. Whether they go on to become lawyers or actors, whether they work at small non-profits or huge corporations, humanities students will stand out as eloquent speakers, persuasive writers, adept researchers, and savvy consumers of data.

Spotlight on Career Paths

ART and ART HISTORY

LOUISA RAITT '15

Louisa (Art History and SOAN double major, Spanish minor)  is pursuing a Ph.D. degree in art history at the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University.

ART and ART HISTORY

ANDREW GRIEBELER '09

Andrew (Art History and Biology double major) currently holds a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in art history at USC after completing his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley in May 2019.

PHILOSOPHY

JULIAN STONE-KRONBERG '09

Julian (Philosophy major) is Associate Director at S&P Global Ratings in Los Angeles, California.