The humanities study the history and experience of human beings. At the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences, the humanities include the following departments and programs:
Pursue your passion while developing relevant and cross-functional skills that are in demand throughout industries and organizations.
Graduates go on to rewarding careers in a variety of fields including: public health, social work, journalism, communications, primary and secondary education, politics, university administration, non-profits, NGOs, government agencies and more.
A humanities degree prepares students for professional school entrance exams and advanced and professional degrees in medicine, law and business administration.
According to a study by the Association of American Colleges and Universities
Association of American Colleges and Universities Report: Falling Short? College Learning and Career Success, 2014.
In an article titled, “That ‘Useless’ Liberal-Arts Degree Has Become Tech’s Hottest Ticket,” Forbes magazine showed that people with balanced strengths in social and math skills earn about 10% more than their counterparts who are strong in only one area. Tech companies like Slack and OpenTable--as well as smaller local companies--depend on workers with problem-solving and social skills.
The Atlantic magazine quotes Judy Samuelson, executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program, saying that a robust education that emphasizes “the ability to think, the ability to write, the ability to understand the social and historical context of the decision they’re making” makes the best workers and the best leaders.