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Jobs You Can Get With Your Online Humanities Degree

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With about 60 percent of American CEOs holding a bachelor's degree in the humanities, this versatile degree has and continues to create generations of legendary forward-thinkers.

Whether you're looking to work closely with the public, leverage your creative side, or publish the next best-seller, an online humanities degree can open windows of opportunity to a variety of career paths.

If you're interested in studying humanities, learn more about how the Tulane School of Professional Advancement (SoPA) can help you land a job in the field of your choice, equipped with industry knowledge and career-ready skills.

Study Focus of a Humanities Degree

For those considering a bachelor's degree in humanities, it's important to ensure that you're passionate about communication, people, ideas, and creativity. As part of your coursework, you'll primarily study human cultures and history, with classes covering topics such as:

  • Art
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Psychology
  • Anthropology

Because humanities programs can be tailored to your career plans, you'll learn how to think critically and creatively, while also mastering skills relevant to your future role.

Skills You Can Develop As a Humanities Major

In today's day and age, employers value creativity and critical thinking just as much as technical or "hard" skills. With an online humanities degree, you can gain the most in-demand skills employers are seeking across industries, such as:

  • Critical thinking: learn how to analyze and interpret information, and practice evaluating evidence to form well-reasoned conclusions
  • Communication: develop your ability to communicate complex ideas in written and oral form
  • Research: learn to gather data using various methods, including library research, fieldwork, and interviews
  • Collaboration: work in teams to generate and execute ideas and large-scale projects
  • Problem-solving: learn to identify and solve problems creatively

Common Career Fields for Humanities Graduates


Any successful advertising campaign requires a global understanding of human behavior and motivation, as well as creative thinking and storytelling skills.

As a humanities graduate, you'll understand how people think, feel, and behave through your studies, which can be applied to developing marketing campaigns that resonate with consumers.

Whether you're part of the creative team or a member of the sales team, you'll have a leg up when identifying, understanding, and reaching target audiences, making advertising an incredibly rewarding career for your humanities degree.


A humanities degree can give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the legal field.

An online humanities degree provides an opportunity to develop essential skills in research, analysis, writing, and oral advocacy, making it a popular choice among those aspiring to attend law school after graduation. According to the American Bar Association Journal, nearly 48 percent of law degree holders have undergraduate degrees in the humanities or social sciences.

Because a humanities degree gives you a broad understanding of human thought and behavior, you'll have the critical thinking skills necessary to work as a paralegal or attorney and represent clients of different backgrounds.

Publishing and journalism

Whether you want to work with print or digital content, many exciting opportunities are available for humanities graduates in publishing and journalism.

In publishing, you will work with words and books daily, using your keen eye for detail to produce high-quality publications. You will also have the opportunity to communicate and collaborate with a wide range of people, from authors and editors to designers and printers.

In journalism, you will use your research, writing, and communication skills to investigate and report on current affairs. You'll also need to work quickly and remain agile under pressure, as deadlines are often tight, and problems can occur randomly and rapidly.


For many humanities graduates, teaching is the perfect way to combine their passion for education with their commitment to positively impacting the world.

The skills you develop in critical thinking, effective communication, and analysis during your humanities studies are incredibly valuable when leading a classroom.

With a deep understanding of human behavior, you'll be able to work with students from diverse backgrounds and manage your classroom more easily, in addition to recognizing and supporting students with classroom anxiety and other related disorders.

International Relations

As the world becomes increasingly connected, the demand for qualified professionals who can navigate the complexities of global affairs is likely to continue to grow. For those looking to oversee relations between states and countries, a humanities degree provides an excellent foundation for a career in international relations.

Studying history, politics, and different cultures equip graduates with the knowledge and understanding necessary to analyze complex nationwide problems and make informed decisions. Additionally, communicating effectively in writing and speech is essential in any international relations role, granting humanities graduates a higher chance of landing their ideal position.

Learn From Industry Leaders at Tulane SoPA

No matter what career you're interested in, an online humanities degree from Tulane SoPA is your opportunity to break into the field, apply your skills, and stand out from the competition.

With online programs designed to give working adults flexibility in their studies, we provide students the opportunity to advance their careers while learning from industry leaders.

Request more information today to learn about the careers afforded by your online humanities degree.

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