Why Study Humanities?

1. The Humanities provide enduring, transferable, and foundational skills

Students studying the Arts and Humanities learn to develop writing and critical thinking skills, learn to be flexible thinkers, creative problem solvers, effective communicators, and gain a broad understanding of the world.

In an ever-increasing competitive job market, these are valuable skills that continue to be sought out by employers across all fields and are irreplaceable by advanced technology and automation.

"Technology alone is not enough. It's technology married with the liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our hearts sing."  -- Steve Jobs

2. Studying Arts & Humanities prepares you for a wide variety of career opportunities

You can do most ANYTHING by studying Arts & Humanities at UC San Diego! View career opportunities HERE.


3. Arts & Humanities Alumni prove the possibility of success

  • Alexa Hirschfeld, Paperless Post Co-Founder: B.A. in Classics, Harvard University, 2006
  • Susan Wojcicki, YouTube CEO: B.A. in History and Literature, Harvard University, 1990
  • Steve Ells, Chipotle Co-CEO: B.A. in Art History, University of Colorado Boulder, 1988
  • Jack Ma, Alibaba Chairman: B.A. in English, Hangzhou Normal University, 1988
  • Andrea Jung, Former Avon CEO: B.A. in English Literature, Princeton University, 1979
  • John Mackey, Whole Foods Co-CEO: Philosophy and Religion, The University of Texas at Austin, 1977
  • Carly Fiorina, Former Hewlett-Packard CEO: B.A. in Medieval History and Philosophy, Stanford University, 1976
  • Michael Eisner, Former Walt Disney Company CEO: B.A. in English Literature and Theater, Denison University, 1964


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