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According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject for 2019:

10 of the Top 20 Arts and Humanities programs are based in the US

  • Harvard University
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • Stanford University
  • Yale University
  • Princeton University
  • Columbia University
  • UCLA
  • New York University
  • University of Chicago
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

14 of the Top 20 Languages, Literature & Linguistics programs are based in the US

  • Stanford University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Harvard University
  • Princeton University
  • Yale University
  • University of Chicago
  • John Hopkins University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • Columbia University
  • UCLA
  • Cornell University
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

14 of the Top 20 History, Philosophy & Theology programs are based in the US

  • Stanford University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Harvard University
  • Princeton University
  • Yale University
  • University of Chicago
  • John Hopkins University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • Columbia University
  • UCLA
  • Cornell University
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

More reasons to study Humanities and Art in the USA

  • Students gain valuable skills in textual analysis and research while honing effective oral argumentation and written communication abilities.  
  • By engaging with critical ideas across history and culture, students practice deep thinking that can inform and impact contemporary culture, politics and society.
  • Students engage in valuable internships where they hone marketable professional skills in public institutions, non-profit organizations, publishing and journalism offices, marketing and communications agencies, legal firms and arts organizations.  
  • Majoring in Humanities & Liberal Arts will provide wide career choices. Students will gain important skills that can be transferable to just about any career. One option is to go to graduate school to obtain a Master's in business, law or education. Students can also go right into the work force and work in advertising, business, marketing, project management, journalism, or public relations.  
  • Undergraduate students would be well advised to choose a major in the Humanities, including English, History, Linguistics or Philosophy in order to best prepare for the LSAT and Law School application process.  

Typical Humanities & Liberal Arts majors

  • English & Literature 
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Modern Languages & Literature 
  • Philosophy 
  • Theology & Religion 
  • Archeology 
  • Creative Writing 
  • Art History 
  • Cinema Studies 
  • Cultural Studies 
  • Gender Studies
  • Classics

Typical careers in Humanities & Liberal Arts

  • Legal/Paralegal 
  • Interpreter/Government 
  • Politics 
  • Museum & Arts Administration 
  • Education 
  • Marketing & Advertising 
  • Journalism & Content Writing 
  • Technical Writing 
  • Grant Writing & Fundraising
  • Non-Profit Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Project Management
  • Library Administration
  • Publishing and Editing

  • Geoscientist
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Meteorologist
  • Nuclear Technician 
  • Nurse 
  • Nutritionist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Optometrist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician
  • Physicists 
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