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Humanities and Languages Career Path

Bring your critical thinking skills and cultural insights to a wide range of careers where you can expand knowledge and enrich the human experience.
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Career Options

With a degree in humanities or languages, you’ll open doors in fields ranging from diplomacy to human resources, philanthropy to education and beyond.

  • Archaeologist
  • Archivist
  • College Professor/Researcher
  • Economist
  • Historian
  • International Relations Specialist
  • Interpreter
  • Librarian
  • Museum/Gallery Curator
  • Publisher
  • Urban Planner
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Digital Librarianship (U.S. News & World Report)
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Arts and Media Management (College Factual)
Professor shows art to students.

Discover Humanities and Languages Majors and Minors

Pursue your interests with a customizable program that sets you up for success.

Coursework Highlights

Find courses that give you the knowledge and skills to stand out from the pack.

  • Beyond the Veil: Gender Politics in Islam
  • Gender, Militarism and War
  • Hispanic Caribbean Narrative and Film
  • History of American Capitalism
  • Humanistic Computing
  • Introduction to Archaeology and Prehistory
  • Nature and Study of Language
  • Origins of Western Art
  • Politics in the Cyber Age
  • Sunken Cities and Hidden Treasures
  • Yiddish Literature in Translation

Featured Employers

Our graduates land jobs with top employers.

  • Counsel of the Americas
  • HBO
  • Hearst Television
  • MLB Network
  • National Security Agency
  • NYS Dept. of Health
  • Oracle
  • Pier 59 Studios
  • Teach for America
  • Twenty First Gallery
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The Washington Post
Learn more about degree outcomes

My role as a teacher is to inspire students to think about what they have to contribute and how what they contribute can make what we all do better.

Luvell Anderson Professor of Philosophy College of Arts and Sciences
Philosophy professor Luvell Anderson.

Clubs and Organizations

Learning happens inside and outside the classroom. Make connections to build your resume and your network.

  • Asian Festival and Religion
  • Black Pre-Medical Society
  • German Cultural Society
  • Indigenous Students at Syracuse University
  • International Relations Club
  • Iranian Student Association
  • Japanese Club
  • Las Naranjas
  • Oxfam at Syracuse University
  • Pride Collective
  • Qolor Collective
Portraits of ceramic artist Stephanie Shih during the installation of show at the Shaffer Art Museum.
Emily Stokes looks at archival book of newspaper clippings.
Art gallery at the Everson Museum of Art.

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