Have you always been interested in what differentiates human groups and the complex cultures that people develop? Do you find the concept and the study of culture fascinating and something that you would like to be part of your life once outside of the classroom? Studying Humanities will help you grasp the social, moral and aesthetic values that define diverse human cultures. Drawing in part from a background of history, literature, culture, art, religion and philosophy, the Humanities major exposes you to an interdisciplinary approach to learning in an attempt to probe the complexities and variance of the human experience.

Career Options in Humanities

Below is a sample list of some future choices to explore following studies in Humanities. This list is not exhaustive but it provides a solid idea of what fellow graduates have gone on to do and what potential careers a degree can offer. Some options are more directly associated with specific areas of Humanities than others.

  • Actor
  • Archivist
  • Art Dealer
  • Author
  • Brand Strategist
  • Career Advisor
  • Canadian History Professor
  • Children’s Rights Activist
  • Communications Consultant
  • Cultural Consultant
  • Cultural Program Director
  • Education Policy Consultant
  • Diplomat
  • Entrepreneur
  • Ethics Board Director
  • Event Planner
  • Financial Advisor
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Gerontologist
  • Historian
  • Immigration Office
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Legislative Aide
  • Librarian
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Analyst
  • Marketing Director
  • Media Correspondent
  • Mediator
  • Museum Curator
  • Non-Profit Organization Director
  • Political Advisor/Consultant
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Public Policy Researcher
  • Publisher
  • Psychologist
  • Retail Strategist
  • Social Service Worker
  • Song Writer
  • Speech Writer
  • Teacher
  • Television Producer
  • Translator
  • UN Representative

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.