Careers

What do humanities majors do when they graduate?

Humanities degrees from Illinois open countless doors for career opportunities.

As a student in the humanities, you'll polish countless skills that employers are looking for—things like critical and creative thinking, communication, problem solving, relationship building, and much more. You'll also have access to the Humanities Professional Resource Center, which offers career advising and opportunities specifically focused on humanities students. 

Nonprofit or corporate career? Entrepreneurship or creative endeavors? Humanities majors present you with choices and the tools to create the life you want.

The possibilities are endless, but here are just a few of the paths our alumni have chosen:

Media Teaching Social work
Business Human resources Entertainment
Technology City planning Law
Non-profit management Government Journalism
Medicine Criminal justice Marketing

No matter your major, no matter your interests, you'll have fantastic career opportunities when you graduate.
 

Hear from humanities alumni:

Corinne Cantwell Heggie