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Humanities and Languages Career Pathways

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

# 9
94 %
of graduates enter the workforce, graduate school, service programs, or the military within six months
Student-to-faculty ratio

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

Discover Humanities and Languages Majors and Minors

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

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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
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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, philosophy professor

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Clubs and Organizations

Learning happens inside and outside the classroom. Explore clubs and 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

It’s important for me to keep broadening my perspective. It inspires me, because I want to represent my culture and communities the best way I can.

Logan Booth ’21, English and textual studies major



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