What Can You Do with a Degree in the Humanities and Arts?

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That the medical and health professions increasingly emphasize humanities training for future doctors and health professionals, and that some have even opened accelerated admissions programs for students with humanities backgrounds?

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That students who study the liberal arts have better chances of admission to top-ranked law schools because fields such as history, English, philosophy, classics, environmental studies, and politics, law and social thought emphasize research and analytical skills?

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That the fields of science and engineering increasingly contend with ethical and moral dilemmas and controversies that shape professional and research practices?

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That combined majors/minors in the creative arts and technology offer cutting-edge preparation for careers in tech?

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That the interpretive, investigative and synthetic skills acquired in humanities research are highly valued by employers in consulting, marketing and business?

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That students who pursue language study or cultural immersion through area studies or study abroad gain fluencies and flexibilities that are highly valued by employers?

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That your capacity to tell your story is the definitive part of any job interview or application for graduate and professional school? What do you want your story to say? Start writing it now in Rice’s School of Humanities.

Top areas of continued study for School of Humanities graduates:

  1. Law
  2. Medicine
  3. Philosophy
  4. Tie: Accounting, Divinity, History, Public Health, Sociology
  5. Tie: Business, International Relations, Journalism, Linguistics


Top industries for School of Humanities graduates:

  1. Management Consulting
  2. Education, Training and Library Occupations
  3. Internet and Software
  4. Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
  5. K-12 Education

Top employers for School of Humanities graduates:

  1. Teach for America
  2. Accenture
  3. Tie: Deloitte and Peace Corps
  4. Meta
  5. Tie: Bain and Company, Houston Independent School District, Rice University, YES Prep

    Top graduate schools for School of Humanities graduates:

    1. Rice University
    2. Baylor College of Medicine
    3. Columbia University
    4. Tie: University of Houston, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Duke University
    5. Tie: Cornell University, Georgetown University, Northwestern University, Harvard University, New York University

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